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I just purchased Roobois Republic of Tea, No. 7

It is a detox agent. Anyone sip it? I need to purify before bathing suit season.

by Anonymousreply 2304/10/2013

I have no knowledge of rooibos tea being a purifying agent. I just by it occasionally for something different. Lipton offers it as does Constant Comment, I believe.

Good rooibos is cool and refreshing in summer.

Bad rooibos smells like brewed hay.

by Anonymousreply 104/09/2013

Vile stuff. Tastes like grass piss.

by Anonymousreply 204/09/2013

It's a South African bush used as a tea substitute when tea was unavailable and enjoyed now because it has no caffeine.

I have no heard of it as a detox agent either.

by Anonymousreply 304/09/2013

I don't like it either, but Precious Ramotswe drinks it.

Are you planning on speedos, OP?

by Anonymousreply 404/09/2013

"rooibos" = "red bush" in Afrikaans.

Rooibos tea is beautiful shade of red.

by Anonymousreply 504/09/2013

There is green rooibos as well

by Anonymousreply 604/09/2013

[quote]I need to purify

do you not have a liver or kidneys?

by Anonymousreply 704/09/2013

Nothing like a nice cup of bush tea.

by Anonymousreply 804/09/2013

Seriously, that Precious Ramotswe series on HBO with Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose was amazing. I weep that it didn't continue.

by Anonymousreply 904/09/2013

I loved that series too, r9. "97 per cent" was hilarious as the secretary. Too bad it didn't find a bigger audience. It made for a nice summer series.

by Anonymousreply 1004/09/2013

Rooibus finest tea is from Madagascar.

by Anonymousreply 1104/09/2013

It's not tea.

by Anonymousreply 1204/09/2013

I just slapped OP's face

by Anonymousreply 1304/09/2013

Can I give you mine? It's been sitting around a long time because rooibos is not exactly delicious. It's not exactly purifying, either, but since you think it is, take mine too.

by Anonymousreply 1404/09/2013

I like Zhena's Gypsy Teas

by Anonymousreply 1504/09/2013

I've read it has a vinegar like after taste and gives one a little buzz. True?

by Anonymousreply 1604/10/2013

I was a fan of the Ladies Detective books long before the TV series appeared. I was shocked by the obviously gay character on the show; on the other hand, it was made very clear in the book that Grace "97%" Makutsi's brother had AIDS. Precious seemed younger on television than I'd pictured her, but her husband seemed younger than in the books. Go figure!

by Anonymousreply 1704/10/2013

How do you pronounce Roobois?

By the way, I like iced Roobois better, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1804/10/2013

I think something like: ROY-boose

by Anonymousreply 1904/10/2013

Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 2004/10/2013

Actually R19? It is pronounced ROY-Boss. And buy the original South African produced brands, someone mentioned Liptons?. There are entire cosmetic lines, made from Rooibos. Green Rooibos is actually more effective for detoxing.

by Anonymousreply 2104/10/2013

Too much trouble and expense to have "original South African produced brands" shipped my little flyover country small town.

I don't like rooibos tea that much to bother.

Lipton's rooibos is OK for my needs and wants.

Thanks for the advice though.

by Anonymousreply 2204/10/2013

OP inspired me to try some green rooibos I had lying around and that reminded me of why it is lying around. Pretty tasteless and no caffeine kick. feh.

by Anonymousreply 2304/10/2013
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