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Calories in Fruit Tea

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Calories in Fruit Tea – The real truth about it

Fruit tea is a favorite beverage of people young and old. Besides tasting great there have been a lot of discussions regarding the positive side effects of drinking tea and your health, however, there have been a lot of talks about the bad sides of tea as well. In most cases, this deals more with what is added to teas like the sugar, milk, cream, and flavorings that might be less than beneficial.

With Fruit Tea, many people ask about the calories or many of the possible bad things that come along with drinking tea mixes.  With the many benefits of fruit tea to everybody, there are still people wondering and asking about like; are there lots of calories in fruit tea, so just keep on reading and you will find out a lot about drinking fruit tea.

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hot or cold, fruit tea is amazing

Where do the calories come from in fruit tea?

When it comes to calories present in fruit tea itself, this is really not a problem.  Of course, there are minimal calories present in fruit tea but in all reality, the flavors are usually just passed from the pieces of fruit into the hot water so very very few calories are actually present in the drinks. Calories in fruit tea are only present when mixed with some other fruits like lychee, mango, strawberry, and many more. Fruit tea also contains milk, sugar, or perhaps honey.

How to avoid high-calorie teas

The calories in your mixed drinks depend upon the amount of milk, and other things, you have added to the mix. If you want fruit tea that has less calories but still has milk then it is best to opt for skimmed milk or perhaps zero-calorie milk. This would be a great choice to maintain a healthy and fit body. If you are worried about calories ballooning up in your fruit tea then it is not really advisable to add sugar in your fruit tea since this can be the source of a lot of calories.

Refined sugar, mainly white sugar, is not healthy as it is simple and as the name insinuates is refined. The best sweeteners are from natural sugar sources and extracted but not refined. Examples of this could be blue agave sweetener, honey, and even fruit juices

Is fruit tea fattening?

For health conscious people, are always asking questions like; is fruit tea fattening? Fruit tea is not really fattening and neither are most things in the world. It can be argued that nothing really makes fat, but rather extra calories are the blame for fat. Even if you eat fat, it really just comes down to the calories, especially the excess ones, that are then converted into fat. The best thing you can do to avoid adding weight is to try to monitor how many calories you take in as well as the ways that they come in.If you want to maintain your slim figure, refrain from adding sugar and milk to your fruit tea as this will cause an additional amount of calories that might just be the difference between staying slim, or gaining some weight.

Benefits of fruit tea

Fruit tea has lots of benefits, but some people confuse fruit tea with having some fruit tea and adding a lot of sugar, milk, or cream to the mix. This is not healthy anymore as mixed ingredients are not always needed when making fruit tea. So if you are worried about adding calories to your fruit tea, or want to know if fruit tea will make you gain weight, then the biggest thing to keep your eyes on are the additional ingredients you are adding to your cup of fruit tea.

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a beautiful looking fruit tea

Are there a lot of calories in fruit tea?

Fruit tea is the favorite beverage of people young and old. It has been thought that drinking fruit tea could help any kind of illness like depression, headache can lower cholesterol, and triglycerides can boost the immune system, and a lot more. Despite the many benefits of fruit tea to everybody, there are still people wondering and asking about like; are there lots of calories in fruit tea.

Actuallywhen it comes to calories present in fruit tea, this should not be a problem. Of course, there are calories present in fruit tea. This is because fruit tea is simply a kind of tea made with fruit juice and has added sugar to make it more delicious. Calories in fruit tea are only present when mixed with some other fruits like lychee, mango, strawberry, and many more. Fruit tea also contains milk, sugar, or perhaps honey.

How to lower the calories in your tea?

The calorie depends upon the amount of milk you added to it. If you want fruit tea that contains lesser calories, opt for skimmed milk or perhaps zero-calorie milk. This would be a great choice to maintain a healthy and fit body. In fact, it is not really advisable to add sugar to your fruit tea since this can be gained in real fruit juice. Refined sugar is not healthy and the best sweetener is from the natural sugar extracted from fresh fruits or perhaps you can use honey to make it a little sweeter. So, if you are monitoring your health, do not add sugar and milk to your fruit tea drink!

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a nice looking cup of fruit tea

For health conscious people, are always asking questions like; is fruit tea fattening? Fruit tea is not really fattening. This can only make you fat due to the added sugar and milk in it. If you want to maintain your slim figure, refrain from adding sugar and milk to your fruit tea. The natural sugar extracted from fruits is the best. However, milk has also lots of nutrients but if you want, you can add low-cholesterol milk, nonfat milk, and skimmed milk.

Calories in Fruit Tea our conclusion

Fruit tea has lots of benefits, but some people are not aware that this is not healthy anymore when mixed with some other artificial flavorings. So before mixing tea with other fruits to make it a delicious fruit tea makes sure that the fruit has low cholesterol content and should be mixed with non fat milk.

Tea of the month club

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Introduction to our tea of the month club

We wanted to break down our tea of the month club back here at theteacupany, as it is one of the most popular aspects of our site. In our guide we are going to go over the benefits of a tea of the month club, who loves it, what you can get and pretty much all info you need to feel happy to have found out about our own special formula for everyone’s happiness.

Tea of the Month Club

Let’s first get down to what we are talking about… and that is our own Tea of The Month Club… so we must ask:Are you a tea lover looking for something new and exciting? A tea of the month club may be just what you’re looking for. With a variety of flavors to choose from, this subscription service is sure to provide something special each month.

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carefully measuring loose leaf tea

Tea of the Month Clubs are subscription services that offer different types of loose leaf teas delivered directly to your door every month. You can get an assortment of herbal, black, oolong and green teas without ever having to leave home. Each month brings something different, so you’ll never get bored with the same old flavors! Not only do you get access to high-quality teas from around the world, but also detailed brewing instructions so that each cup is made perfectly every time. Plus, there are often add-ons like infusers or mugs available if you’re looking for extra accessories.

Benefits: Why Join?

There are several reasons why joining such a club is worth your time and money.

First, members of these clubs have access to exclusive teas that they would not otherwise be able to purchase in stores or online. These unique teas can be hard to find and usually very expensive when they are available. Being part of a tea club ensures access to them at an affordable price.

Another benefit of joining a tea club is the convenience it provides. Members receive their teas right at their doorstep every month without having to worry about running out or going out in search for new products. Additionally, most clubs offer discounts on additional orders, making it easier for members who prefer their favorite flavors over others.

We make it easy for you to try out new teas, without the worry of ordering or forgetting. Our price point is also one of the lowest available, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank in case you don’t like a tea.

Types of Teas Offered

Types of Teas Offered is a great way to explore the vast world of tea. Through the discovery of new and exciting teas, one can learn about different types, flavors, and origins of tea. Tea has been around for centuries and is enjoyed in many cultures worldwide for its health benefits and delicious flavor profiles.

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our tea of the month loose leaf tea getting made

The variety of teas available can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be! A tea of the month club is a great way to explore different types of tea from all over the globe without having to buy large quantities. Whether you prefer black teas, green teas, herbal infusions or oolong blends – there’s something for everyone in a tea subscription box!

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If you love trying a variety of teas and want to explore the different flavors available, then a tea of the month club is an excellent choice. This club provides members with access to some of the best tea blends from around the world delivered right to their doorstep. Not only do they provide unique flavors but also knowledge about each blend, allowing you to appreciate and understand tea even more.

We don’t auto-renew you, or anything like that. If you like your tea, you can choose to renew. If you don’t for any reason, let us know and we will try to find something that works better for your tastes. Have your eye on a special tea to try out… send us an email and we will work with you to get it in a shipment if possible.

The right way to brew loose tea leaves

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Most people enjoy their tea by grabbing a tea bag from the box every tea time, but in other countries, tea is enjoyed when steeped from loose leaves. Tea lovers having tea bags are missing out the taste and real benefits when brewing in this type of method.

loose green tea just to be true is more of higher quality than tea bags.

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getting ready to brew your tea bags

Loose-leaf teas tend to have more of essential oils in place, whereas tea bags have fragments and dust of the leaves during the processing and picking then are placed in tea bags, these lack the essential oils, not like the loose leaves tea. Bagged teas are of much lower quality than loose leaves, when the leaves are torn up, those oils can evaporate, leaving a dull and tasteless tea. Catechins are higher in loose-leaf teas than in tea bags. Loose-leaf teas are more flavorful than teas from tea bags because the essential oil and flavor is still intact with the leaves. Loose-leaf teas are lower in expense than those which are in tea bags.

What’s the right way to brew loose-leaf teas?

First, put the require amount of loose-leaf tea in the infuser or into the pot directly. You may rinse the pot first with warm water before you put the loose tea leaves. Boil water, then pour to the pot, steeping time depends on what type of tea you will use. For white tea bring water to boil then let it steep for 5 minutes. For herbal, green, and black tea that is loose, water should be up to the boiling point then pour onto the tea. Steeping is also dependent on what tea types are to be used. White teas are to be steeped 4-5 minutes, herbal teas 10 minutes, green teas 2-3 minutes and black teas are 3-4 minutes though others like to steep their tea longer.

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beautiful looking loose leaf tea and a cup

(Some tea like green tea may taste bitter if left to steep for a longer period of time.) When steeping is done strain the leaves pressing it against the cloth or strainer to extract more flavor. You may now pour into your cup and add the desired flavoring such as sugar, lemon etc do not over-sweeten, though other teas do not require sweeteners such as white teas and sweetened rooibos.


Loose-leaf teas are much recommended than using tea bags it is much worth it especially when you have a high-quality loose-leaf tea just like what we have here, the taste is just so priceless! If you are looking to save some money on your next order of loose leaf tea online then just check out our prices and you will be happy you did!

How to brew herbal tea

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How to Make Herbal Tea

It is commonly presumed that all kinds of tea can also be classified as herbal teas. Technically speaking, though, herbal tea is not ‘true’ tea as it doesn’t come from the same tea bush used to make green, oolong, black and white teas, which makes a tea become a ‘true’ tea.

What is herbal tea?

Herbal tea is actually made from leaves, seeds, roots, bark, seeds, fruits, and buds of different plant varieties, with spices and herbs added for that combination that makes it an extra-special beverage that is best drunk hot. It comes in peppermint, ginger, chamomile, jasmine, ginseng, nettle, rooibos, cinnamon, and many other flavorful mixes.

The process involved in making herbal tea is fairly simple and easy. The secret to coming up with a healthy and delicious version of this drink is to keep the lid on as long as possible while brewing to retain the medicinal properties of the herbs in the tea. Unlike ‘true’ teas, the aroma of medicinal teas cannot be enjoyed as the lid should be tightly in place to fully take advantage of the health benefits you can derive from it.

Herbal teas don’t require much preparation, but one requirement is to use non-metal pots to boil them in, as metal containers may react with the herbal ingredients. You’re ready to start as soon as you have this and the herbal tea variety of your choice.

Basically, preparing herbal tea just consists of the following steps: Bring cool water to a boil, not water that’s hot from the faucet. Add fresh or dried herb mix consisting of flowers and leaves to boiling water and let steep for about 5 minutes, still covered with lid all this time. You can steep it for a shorter or longer period depending on the tea strength you prefer. When you get the desired strength, remove the herbs with a strainer and garnish with more garnishes or fruits for more flavor and honey or sugar to sweeten; voila, you have now created your herbal tea beverage.

How do you make herbal tea?

The process mentioned above is the infusion method, the simplest way to come up with medicinal tea; there are actually two methods to choose from: the infusion method and the decoction method.

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hibiscus tea

The decoction method is used when parts of an herb plant, including roots, leaves, seeds, buds and bark, are used to create the beverage. About 1 to 3 tablespoons of this mixture is placed into a non-metal pot with water at room temperature and leave as it is for five to ten minutes. After this period, bring the water with herbs to a boil and allow steeping for as long 30 minutes depending on the strength of preference. Remove the herbs and enjoy the drink.

The main difference between the two methods would be the length of time the herbs are allowed to steep after water is poured on the mixture. The infusion method extracts the herb’s medicinal properties in greater concentration. Some individuals leave the herbs inside the teapot throughout the day and just pour out enough for one cup at a time for a stronger herbal mixture. Just remember to keep herbal tea that you cannot immediately consume inside the refrigerator after brewing because once the beverage reaches room temperature, it will taste flat and eventually go bad. At the most, keep teas only for three to four days.


The best herbal tea method, ratio or mixture is really a matter of personal preference. Just be extra careful that the herbs you use, especially the fresh kind, is safe for consumption. Don’t be too confident about claims of natural teas; it doesn’t guarantee safety against poisonous or allergic reactions.

Aside from its medicinal benefits, teas can also be energy or relaxing drinks and can be taken at any time of the day – either as an energy booster at the start of a day or to calm frayed nerves after a grueling time at work. If you are looking for some awesome herbal tea with lots of flavors take a look here and see if there are any that you are interested in Herbal Tea

Loose Green Tea

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One of the greatest things that you can enjoy in a day is a nice cup of green tea in the middle of the day. You might be asking yourself why I say in the middle of the day and I will tell you why I feel that this is the best time of the day to sink into a warm cup of green tea.

The reason that I like my green tea in the middle of the day is simple, and that is because it falls in line with how my days usually are. I start my day a bit tired, groggy and turn to a nice strong cup of black tea to wake me up. Something like a hearty brew of blackberry black tea to really give me a nice kick of caffeine, and a nice aroma to awaken my senses. Even the smell of a strong black tea is enough to get some of that sleep out of my eyes, just take a look at that blackberry tea and tell me you aren’t feeling a bit more awake :

Earl morning tea for the sleepy guys and gals.

So now that we know what I like to start my day off with lets go on to the next part of my day, which I then turn to loose leaf green tea for. The reason I turn to the green tea is simple, and that is because in the middle of the day I look at it as almost my time to start winding down. The simple reality is that usually it is my mornings that I really need to be focused and alert with. So once I have drank around 4 cups of black tea, I am usually set and my energy is flowing. So this is where I start to wind it down, as it is not instantaneous, I often find that the black tea in the morning will provide me with enough caffeine and power to last all day, but I still want to drink something tasty. This is why I go to green tea, as there is less caffeine and a more calming effect. My go to green tea has got to be Tangy Gunpowder Green tea as this tea has really changed how I look at this type of tea.

My tangy gunpowder tea really mellows my mood out, and its smokiness gives me a bit of relaxtion. It lets me think about what I have done so far today and what else I have to do. I really find that Green tea, and especially Tangy Gunpowder Green tea , gives me a lot of focus so this is why I switch to it in the middle of the day. Usually the craziness of rush requests have diminished and now I can plan the rest of the day out and go forward with my thoughts. Take a look at the gunpowder tea and tell me it doesn’t look amazing: 

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gunpowder green tea pellets

To wind down my day I really just like to switch it up and go with a nice herbal tea, or for you purists Tisane ;) , as I find that the soothing and rich flavors that an all herbal mix can provide is really something unique. Although most will migrate over to chamomile as it is often said that it has calming properties, I find that anything warm with a pleasant taste generally calms me. That is unless it is scalding hot haha.  For this mix my go to herbal brews are as follow:

Lemongrass soothes the stomach and is popular in many herbal remedies.


Without the caffeine and with a unique taste honeybush is a great brew to try before bed.

loose honeybush leaf

A great fruit mix will relax your body before bed. Great for winding down.

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a perfect fruit blend

An amazing mix of fruit including apple bits to give a nice tart warm flavor before bed.

So there you have it, my entire breakdown of when I have my teas and why I like them at those times. Overall the tea experience is your own journey so find out works best for you, and if you want to learn more about green teas I would really suggest reading these posts as they have a lot of information about green tea and how to prepare it:
Benefits of green tea

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the perfect cup of green tea

How to make green tea

Rooibos chai

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Say hello to vanilla rooibos chai tea , an herbal plant taken from the mountains of South Africa that brings numerous health goodies with sweet aroma of Indian spices in discrete flavors of cinnamon, cardamom and clove. India combined their strong spices and milk into the famous drink known as chai. Taste the satisfying flavor of this caffeine-free rooibos chai, a best replacement for black tea.

vanilla rooibos chai tea has somewhat a down-to-earth aroma and a slightly bit nutty flavor from its combined ingredients. This blend of Rooibos and spices gives warmth to one’s body. Rooibos Chai is pretty extreme for it has a cinnamon which brings Rooibos Chai a spicy flavor. Cinnamon can help you in loosing weight, lessen blood clogging, constructs your immune system, ease arthritic pain, it has a powerful antimicrobial spice, it helps you nourish your circulatory and endocrine system, it supports normal blood glucose level in your blood and a research study done in United States says that cinnamon can reduce proliferation. They also found out that just by smelling cinnamon can enhance your memory.

A DIY Rooibos Chai recipe

Rooibos Chai is rich in health benefits for it can ease severe stomach cramps, it can also ease asthmatic conditions and the likes. You can enjoy drinking this beverage without worrying for any possible side effects. Rooibos Chai’s medicinal attribute named all its health benefits aside from it is capable in reducing the risks of your body from cancer, heart disease and premature aging.

There are a lot of things that you should know about the drinks you are in love to. Knowing their health benefits is the most important one and knowing its history is just a part of enjoying this kind of beverages. So, what does the word “Chai” mean? Chai is an Indian word for tea. Usually, it is served as Chai latte with sweetener or creamer in West countries but in India, Chai is a popular drink combination of their traditional milk and spices. Unlike other typical tea, chai tends to be stronger and valiant because it is improved by its spices. And since it has no caffeine content, it is really a good natural alternative for coffee.

Thus, many people prefer to drink chai than coffee. rooibos tea or other commercial chai is offered in concentrate, powder mix or in mass leaf tea form. If you ask on what is the best preparation fo chai, it depends on the preference of the drinker. Concentrated chai is brewed under pressure so they are often taste a little bit stronger or spicier. However, buying dry mixes of chai are more convenient. Bulk tea must be prepared so it consumes a lot of time but many are still in favor on this.

Rooibos Chai can take pleasure in either hot or cold servings. Lots of industry analysts are calculating that chai will become as trendy and common as coffee latte and cappuccinos. The recognition of chai around the world is spreading quickly and has taken on some changes thereof.

This is a unique drink to quench each tongue’s thirst. Taste and see it is good

Rooibos info

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What is Rooibos and why should I even think about it when I think of what my next cuppa tea is going to be? If you have, or maybe if you haven’t had that thought before, then don’t worry as you are not alone. Rooibos is making a strong surge in popularity in the brewed drink arena and for good reason. Listed below are some cool facts about roobios, a bit of info about the drink itself and other things about this new bush making a lot of noise in the traditionally quieter mid day tea world.

Rooibos and caffeine

The first thing that we will get right to the point about is the rooibos caffeine discussion as this is a very popular one that often comes up. I will say it right now that Rooibos does not have any caffeine in it. If you don’t believe me, then check the almighty Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooibos with the specific quote being “Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries, particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high level of antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin, its lack of caffeine” This is why many women will turn to rooibos when they are pregnant. To find out more info about rooibos and pregnancy just take a look at these posts we have put up in the past:

Rooibos and its benefits

So now that we have gotten that out of the way we can talk about why it is good that roobios does not have any caffeine in it. The first, and what I think is the best thing about roobios, is that you can have it at any time of the day or night. I love a strong black tea but sometimes just before bed it just doesn’t suite the situation very well. This is where roobios comes in to save the day as I can enjoy it an hour, 15 minutes, or 45 minutes before I want to go to bed without any worry of staying up once that caffeine boost kicks in.

Rooibos and pregnancy

Another reason that roobios has really started to gain traction in the rest of the world is due to its appeal to pregnant woman. I was unaware but during pregnancy caffeine intake is supposed to be on the lower side as complications can occur, so a lot of woman have been choosing roobios when they are pregnant. That’s why you can check out our article here for the info you need tea for two?

Rooibos and its lack of caffeine

So now that we know the coolest thing about roobios, and its lack of caffeine, let’s get some more info on the drink that comes from brewing up roobios. The drink is typically a nice red color, which is the result of processed roobios being steeped with hot water. Recently there has been new blends including green roobios, which like its green tea counterpart, is a less processed version of the plant. In this article we will focus on the red variant and maybe in the future talk about green roobios a bit more in depth. This is why tea and pregnancy are things that you must keep an eye out for.


The drink that is brewed up is a nice red color with a natural taste to it. I am not going to imply that it is a drink that tastes like dirt; however you will notice a distinct flavor that reminds me of a less processed black tea leaf. The flavor is rawer and more open, which is something that really doesn’t give a very good idea of how it tastes. I think that for you to get a full appreciation of roobios you must really try it for yourself. If you don’t you will never know what you are missing out on!

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rooibos in a cup

Overall roobios is a great addition to any tea collection, even though it is not a true tea itself. It is a great pre drink or iced option whenever you need to take a break from your usual favorites. Make sure you check out our other great article if you are looking for more info drinking tea while you are pregnant

How to make rooibos tea

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How to make the perfect cup of rooibos

Rooibos has been bursting onto the tea scene in recent times and is really starting to become popular due to its very unique taste, as well as its lower caffeine levels which allow it to be enjoyed anytime during the day or night. Rooibos is not technically a tea as it does not come from the plant that makes all teas, but it is a great plant to brew up and enjoy. Sometimes people refer to rooibos as a red tea, due to its unique color when brewing the processed pieces of plant.

Although it is generally seen as a red cup you will also notice that there are new green versions of rooibos that have come out, like this one,

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green rooibos

 http://theteacupany.com/rooibos/green-rooibos/  , which are the unprocessed versions of red rooibos. Each come with their unique flavors but both will satisfy your look for a tea alternative to brew up. Rooibos is a bit different than traditional teas when it comes to preparation so just read below and you will find the way to make the perfect cup of rooibos.

Easy steps to brewing Rooibos

The first thing you will want to do is start with hot water, around 100 degrees, to really let the flavors out of the plant. If you brew the rooibos at a lower temp you will be missing out on the sweet flavors of red rooibos, or the more earthy flavors of the green version.  You will want to get your water nice and hot, then pour it onto your rooibos mix and then let it steep.

With rooibos being a different plant altogether from the classic tea bearing plants you will also want to ensure you are letting it steep long enough. Rooibos requires a longer steep time of between 6-8 minutes to really get the most out of the little pieces. Be sure not to under steep rooibos as you might be left underwhelmed by the flavor, as it does take some time to make a good cup of rooibos.

Extra tips on brewing Rooibos

Another note about rooibos is that it is often a lot smaller than your traditional teas, which can cause some problems if you don’t have the right things to brew the mixes with.

Rooibos is a great go to when you are looking to get away from your current tea collections so don’t hesitate to take a look around and see if there are any flavors that catch your mind http://theteacupany.com/category/rooibos/ . It is truly a unique flavor that you would expect from something coming from the beautiful country of Africa all the way to your door.

How to say Rooibos

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You’ve read about it. You’ve prepared it and you’ve drank it. You love it. You say it, but are you pronouncing it correctly? Before I read up on it I always got funny looks when I tried to explain the new tisane I tried that made red tea …. only to find out that I had been saying it wrong the whole time :)

Rooibos is a plant grown only in South Africa, North of Cape Town. United States and China have tried to cultivate this plant, but to no avail. It is seemingly particular with the soil, climate, and local microorganisms in South Africa such that it cannot be cultivated on other parts of the world.

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nice cup of rooibos

Rooibos does not come from the tea plant, camella sinensis, (common source of white, green and black tea) hence, it is not tea. It has the scientific name of Aspalathus linearis. It is more correct to say that rooibos is a tisane (pronounced as ”teas-on”), or an herbal infusion. However, another meaning for tea is infusion of leaves in water and some people call tisanes such as ginger and chamomile as tea so this common misconception has also been applied to rooibos.

Rooibos is pronounced as ”roy-boss”. That easy. It is sometimes spelled as rooibosch, its version in Dutch, but still pronounced the same. It is sometimes referred to as Red Bush Tea, or Rooibos Tea. Apparently, Rooibos is the Afrikaans word for ”red bush”(rooi = red, bos = bush) since the color of the plant and the resulting concoction is red.

This drink is gaining its popularity in the Western countries and around the world due to its health benefits. Rooibos and caffeine are not generally in the same sentence as there is no caffeine in rooibos, and rooibos is low in tannins, which are chemicals which block the absorption of calcium. It alleviates skin allergies and stomach problems such as indigestion and constipation.

Plus, our central nervous system which gives us a good night sleep, improves our sleeping pattern and prevents insomnia. Also drinking rooibos during pregnancy has started to become popular due to the health benefits listed above, especially the lack of caffeine.

So now you know how to say it, don’t cover your mouth, pretend to cough, or pronounce it fast. Say it the right way. Kudos to Rooibos!

And if you haven’t had success, or are still unsure make sure you check out this video to find out how to say rooibos from this youtube video.

How to brew Honeybush Tea….

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Introduction to HoneyBush

By reading this I will assume you have found honeybush, or you haven’t yet and if that is the case you might want to read: Honeybush Tea
If you have read that, have an idea about what honeybush is all about, or are just looking to brew your new mix up then just keep on reading.

loose leaf honeybush blend
nice vibrant honeybush

So honeybush is not a tea, check. Honeybush is the cousin of rooibos, check. And honeybush tastes great, check! All these things are true, and to get your cup of honeybush going all you need to do is figure out how to brew your honeybush perfectly.

At its basic level brewing tea, or a tisane/herbal mix, is a pretty easy thing. In theory you just need to put some hot water in with something else, let it sit and drink. Sounds pretty easy right?

I don’t want to sound like it isn’t easy once you know why you are doing things, so it is important to come back to the 3 main things that will be the major factors when you brew your honeybush drink up and they are quality of honeybush, temperature of water, and steeping time. Just keep on reading and you will have all the information you need on how to brew honeybush perfectly every time.

How to brew HoneyBush

The first thing you will want to do is to start with great honeybush.

About 1 tsp per 8 oz of water should be enough, but experiment with how strong you like it and adjust the amount accordingly.

So you have great honeybush now and you need to get your clean water hot. The nice thing about honeybush is that tastes great with water at around 200°F or (93°C). As you can see it is pretty close to the boiling point of water, so just plug in your kettle or whatever you use to heat the water and just before it comes to a boil take it off the heat and combine it in your mug or teapot. If the water boils, no big deal just remove it from heat and give it a couple seconds to cool down.

Brew time for HoneyBush

So you have your honeybush, you have your perfectly heated clean water, and now you just need to let it steep. This will probably be the hardest part of all your honeybush journey as it requires patience. With honeybush, because it is not actually coming from the tea plant Camellia sinensis, you can let it steep for a lot longer than you would usually steep a traditional tea.

Due to its origins and makeup the honeybush brews generally don’t have the bitterness that comes when you steep tea for too long. O if you are looking for a steeping time, the general consensus is that between 5-10 minutes is best for honeybush. As you will notice there is a pretty big time frame for the perfect cup, so try it out at different times and see what you enjoy the most.


Honeybush is a great option if you are looking for a drink before bed as there is no caffeine in it, and it has a nice unique taste. So if you are looking for a new drink give it a try.

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