For the people of South Africa, red tea has long been a favorite natural remedy for various ailments. The name Rooibos is literally translated from Afrikaans as “red bush. ” This bush is selective as to where it grows and is found only in a small area of the Western Cape in South Africa, namely the Cederberg area. It is part of the fynbos family of this region.
For generations the tea has been used as a home Red Boost treatment and very few questioned it’s ability to relieve certain ailments. Scientific studies performed over recent years have proven many of these claims to be true. Rooibos tea is an infusion made with oxidized leaves of the rooibos plant. It contains two main flavonoids, aspalathin and nothofagin. Aspalathin is unique to rooibos while nothofagin may also be found in other plants. The aspalathin in rooibos have been shown to be more effective in getting rid of free radicals than the EGCG flavonoid found in green tea.
Rooibos tea is a favorite in a wide range of skin and beauty products because of its many therapeutic benefits for the skin. Traditionally Rooibos tea is enjoyed without milk and sweetened with honey or sugar. However, it does have a naturally sweet taste and a distinct nutty flavor. A “red espresso” is often enjoyed by the health conscious, which is a concentrated rooibos served in the ordinary style of espresso. A “green” rooibos tea is also available which has been shown to have more or less double the amount of anti-oxidants than the more popular red tea. It is also enjoyed as an iced tea, but a recent study conducted at the University of Stellenbosch have indicated that the brewed version of rooibos tea has more evidence of antioxidant activity than rooibos iced teas:
Not a single brand of commercially-available rooibos iced teas tested for phenolic quality (a large class of natural compounds found in colourful plants and with laboratory evidence of antioxidant activity – Wikepedia), compared favourably with a cup of brewed rooibos. Worse still, six of the eight brands tested showed not the slightest trace of aspalathin, the antioxidant unique to rooibos.
Red is the color of energy, and the color itself usually brings energy to a room. A red toaster will energize you and your kitchen and make anyone that enters it to have their breakfast feel energized as well. The red toaster, besides bringing energy to those sitting around it, is also stylish and will bring that style into the kitchen as well. Your toaster will be the center of attention in the room and if it can be seen from another room, it will stand out and be noticed. There is nothing that can bring more attention to the room than a red toaster.
The red toaster does not do anything any other color toaster cannot do if it has the same features. Your toaster can have features such as: the amount of slices it can toast at one time, toasting bagels, toasting sandwiches, and toasting pastries, just as any toaster can but, since it is red, it seems to taste better.
The modern toaster, whether it is a two, four or six slice toaster is made to fit any kitchen decor. Where there was once only a single choice for the color of your toaster, white, today there are many colors including stainless steel. The kitchen is now as stylish as any other part of the house, and the toaster is available in a choice of beautiful colors.
Toasters all have different features. So, if you need a new toaster, be sure that the toaster you choose will do everything you want it to, and then choose it in the color red. Always choose the functions and the features first and then the color. Buying the toaster simply because it is red is not a good idea because it may not do everything you want it to do.
A red toaster will energize everyone that comes down to breakfast, and it will give the entire kitchen that boost of energy. The color red is not just a beautiful color, it is a color that can boost your energy and keep you alive all day long. Any toaster can toast a slice of bread but can any toaster do it with the vigor that the red toaster can do it with? A red toaster will toast your slice of bread using the three “V’s, ” vim, vigor and vitality. So toast your morning slice of bread in style and with a burst of sun shining energy.