03-28-2015, 05:30 AM
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Any fans out there? I've recently discovered this tasty brew as I have to watch my caffeine intake. Although it does taste different from ordinary black tea (camellia sinensis), I find that it makes an excellent flavoursome substitute that I can drink in time honoured fashion with a splash of milk and a cake, biscuit, chocolate or all three! Supposed to be full of anti-oxidants and I've also read that it can have an anti-ageing effect. For me though, it means I can swap out the caffeine and still enjoy a brew at any time day as I used to.

Be great to hear from others on this subject.

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 03-28-2015, 05:31 AM
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Any fans out there? I've recently discovered this tasty brew as I have to watch my caffeine intake. Although it does taste different from ordinary black tea (camellia sinensis), I find that it makes an excellent flavoursome substitute that I can drink in time honoured fashion with a splash of milk and a cake, biscuit, chocolate or all three! Supposed to be full of anti-oxidants and have an anti-ageing effect. For me though, it means I can swap out the caffeine and still enjoy a brew at any time of day as I used to.

Be great to hear from others on this subject.

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 03-28-2015, 07:33 AM
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From what I've read it has similar health benefits as green tea but what I love about it as an alternative is that it isn't fussy like green tea. You can use boiling hot water, let it steep forever, etc. And it's got a nice earthy flavor that lends itself to a chai-type tea. I think I've gotten roiboos chai tea bags from Trader Joes that I really like.


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 04-28-2015, 05:49 PM
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The taste took some getting used to but I ended up liking it. Has way less tannin and acid than green tea as well as being naturally caffeine-free plus all the anti-ox benefits.

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 12-07-2015, 05:41 PM
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There is a bourbon variety that I drink daily

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 12-07-2015, 08:14 PM
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I have had quite a bit.  I think its a nice refreshing tea flavor.  I also think that there are some varieties of it with another stimulant added or inherent.  I have noticed a minor effect when drinking, and my wife has had a variety while she visited Kenya that the locals called, "zoom zoom chai" that definitely had something in it.

For me it goes very well with a little milk.  My observation is also a that there is less tannins and that it's less acidic.

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 12-08-2015, 08:42 PM
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I really enjoy Rooibos. Nice change from my daily Mate. Shy

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 12-09-2015, 04:16 AM
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I rather enjoy Rooibos. It's nice when I want tea, but can't drink it because it's too late in the day. I've found that as I've aged I got more sensitive to caffeine Sad.

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 12-09-2015, 11:15 AM
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(12-09-2015, 04:16 AM)OnaBlueCloud Wrote: I rather enjoy Rooibos. It's nice when I want tea, but can't drink it because it's too late in the day. I've found that as I've aged I got more sensitive to caffeine Sad.

Jeremy, you may want to contemplate Yerba Mate as the 'mateine' doesn't affect you similarly to caffeine. I can drink it before bed and have no issues going to sleep.
Just a thought. Shy

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 12-09-2015, 05:40 PM
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(12-09-2015, 11:15 AM)celestino Wrote:
(12-09-2015, 04:16 AM)OnaBlueCloud Wrote: I rather enjoy Rooibos. It's nice when I want tea, but can't drink it because it's too late in the day. I've found that as I've aged I got more sensitive to caffeine Sad.

Jeremy, you may want to contemplate Yerba Mate as the 'mateine' doesn't affect you similarly to caffeine. I can drink it before bed and have no issues going to sleep.
Just a thought. Shy

Celestino,

That's a great idea. I didn't realize that Yerba Mate was caffeine free.

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 12-10-2015, 03:45 PM
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No problem, Jeremy.
I don't find that it agitates me, in any way. I hope it works out for you. Shy

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 03-02-2016, 06:02 AM
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Like both Rooibos Tea a Yerba Matte which I usually pick up from a local South American grocery store. I find it work well using my French/Coffee Press.

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