Yes it’s called Baobab… Never heard of it? We are not surprised. The Baobab fruit is pretty new in the US.
To start with, let’s learn to pronounce the name : Baobab is pronounced – BEY-oh-Bab.
Baobab is the common name for each of the nine species of tree in the genus Adansonia. The generic name honours Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who described Adansonia digitata. Baobab powder is a powerful new superfood and Africa’s best-kept secret until now. Continue reading “A superfood called Baobab” »
Some interesting facts about Rooibos Tea:
- Rooibos (roy-boss) grows in its natural environment in the semi-arid Cederberg Ranges in the southern-most tip of Africa, 250km north of Cape Town. Its Latin name is Aspalathus linearis also commonly known as Red Bush, the English translation of Rooibos.
- You probably didn’t know but…Rooibos is not a true tea, but a herb. The brew made from the dried Rooibos leaves is therefore a herbal infusion (known as a tisane) rather than a tea, but is widely known as Rooibos tea.
- Rooibos has a distinctive color, flavor and aroma. The flavor can be described as slightly sweet and fruity. The vibrant amber color of Rooibos comes from the natural color that develops during the post-harvest “fermentation” (oxidation) process.
- Rooibos is a pure and natural product. It doesn’t not contain colorants, additives or preservatives.
- Rooibos ages well and can be stored for long periods without any deterioration in quality, flavor and taste.
Some alternative medicine health care providers say that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas usually provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas. Continue reading “Raspberry tea and pregnancy” »
Herbal teas are all the rage for the many medicinal qualities they are supposed to possess. It’s claimed they can help with everything from easing a cold and indigestion to fighting infection and nausea.
But when choosing a herbal #tea remedy, make sure you pick the right one. While fruit flavored teas – such as rosehip, apple and orange – tend to be delicious, they are developed for their flavoring more than anything else. Continue reading “The true benefits of herbal tea” »
Haven’t you thought all along that tea is a healthy beverage, which tea is right one for you? Even with its numerous styles and flavor profiles, most people view it as a warm and soothing drink that helps contribute to a healthy lifestyle when enjoyed on a regular basis! But did you ever wonder where all that tea comes from and how it ends up in your kitchen cabinet ready for your daily cup of enjoyment? Continue reading “What to Look For In a Quality Tea” »
Who would have ever thought that Tea would play such an important role in the shaping of American History? It all happened at the largest Tea Party of its day, known as The Boston Tea Party. Continue reading “The Tea Party that Changed American History” »
So where and how did the world get to know Herbed Teas? The gathering of herbs and teas already existed 3000 years ago. Egyptians and Babylonians had used herbs like cinnamon, turmeric as offerings to the gods and emperors. Continue reading “What You Did Not Know About Herbal Tea” »
Winter is right around the corner and here come those long grey days and the possibility of catching a cold along with a sore throat. Here are a couple ideas to help in both of these areas, even if you are a teetotaler you can always write these ideas off to medicinal purposes. Continue reading “Tea and Whiskey for Health and Pleasure” »