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Curious
Sunday, October 7, 2007, 10:35am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Does anyone know whether Rooibos tea is avoid, neutral or beneficial? I have problems with the caffeine in green tea  
and the ingredient in yerba mate (I am not sure whether it is caffeine or something else) also makes me feel 'agitated'.
I bought some Rooibos which is 'organic, caffeine free, super grade' and I seem to get no side effects from it. I am wondering how it is classified though.  
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I have the same problems with Green Tea and drink Rooibos. I drink the fair trade organic with only rooibos for ingredients.  Waiting for comments on this one!  I still drink coffee in the morning but can't seem to kick the habit.  I quit then I start again.  I love coffee and it loves me!  I think I might be an addict.
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At this point, as rooibos (aka redbush tea) has not been officially listed as far as I can tell, it's considered neutral for all types. Rooibos has lots of antioxidants, trace minerals and no caffeine, as well as a hearty 'warm' flavor that tastes good hot or cold. I keep a pitcher in the fridge for casual sipping. Try it with lemon and a bit of agave nectar if you like sweet tea--it's delicious!  

I get my rooibos from Mountain Rose Herbs. They carry organic green and red rooibos. I haven't tried the green type yet, but it's supposed to have even more good stuff than the red type!

I believe Dr. D has said he thinks rooibos might be THE tea for type Os. I find it to be an excellent substitute for black tea and actually prefer it now; I can drink it all day and not get an upset stomach or jitters. Also, I've tried green tea and it makes me nauseous, so rooibos is a good alternative.

Just as an aside, my AB roomie doesn't drink rooibos as she says it makes her cranky and hyper. Isa (Tomatilla here on the board) also doesn't like it. I say if you're not an O, give rooibos a cautious try and see how it affects you.


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Quoted from Brighid45

I believe Dr. D has said he thinks rooibos might be THE tea for type Os.

Just as an aside, my AB roomie doesn't drink rooibos as she says it makes her cranky and hyper. Isa (Tomatilla here on the board) also doesn't like it. I say if you're not an O, give rooibos a cautious try and see how it affects you.


I use rooibos myself, on a daily basis. I find it much more appealing than green tea for a couple reasons that include caffeine content and taste. I do use a naturally (water) decaffeinated green tea on a regular basis as well.
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Maybe this is true about 0's because red tea seems to really agree with me.  It just makes me go to the bathroom more!  It is the only tea I drink.  Green tea gives me the jitters.
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Dr. D. thinks highly of this tea for O's:

http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000146.htm

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Thank you for the info I am glad I drink two cups a day!
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Since I don't care for coffee I have looked for a substitute and found it in tea.  I do drink some green tea but have found rooibus to have a more robust flavor and I prefer it.  I tend to want to sweeten green tea with honey and rooibus doesn't make me crave any sweetener in it  -  I like it plain; it seems to be naturally sweet.
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Quoted from windchimes8
Maybe this is true about 0's because red tea seems to really agree with me.  It just makes me go to the bathroom more!  It is the only tea I drink.  Green tea gives me the jitters.


Do you mean, "Go to the bathroom" as in bowel movement?  That would be a nice side effect!


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That is great news - thanks all! I might have found the tea I can drink (and like) without getting any jitters. The link, Susana, is great.
It might be a good idea to add Rooibos to the database, if that is possible.
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No I mean the other.  I can remember years ago right after I had my first child no matter what I did I was constipated.   Of course at that time (back in the 60's) I knew absolutely nothing about how to eat.  At that ime I hardly had a bowel movement.  I was so miserable I went to the Dr and he told me to take mineral oil.  Luckily I gagged when I tried.  Since I have been eating healthy I never have that problem anymore.  Same time everyday.
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The teas I drink regularly are (in order of how much I drink of each):

1.  Pure peppermint herbal tea (My fave.  Has to be Celestial Seasonings brand, too, as none of the others are "pepperminty" enough for Peppermint Twist here!)

2.  Roasted green tea (oh yeah, babe)

3.  Rooibos (umm hmmm, that's what I'm talking about)

My fave-o-fave things to do is to mix a bag of the peppermint and a bag of the Hojicha Roasted Green and let 'er marry!  Oh YEAH, babe!  The perfect blend of refreshmint and depth!  But anyway, the Rooibos is nice, too.  Anything with that many "O"s in it has got to be O-friendly, right?


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I also enjoy Rooibos tea and INDEED, it's great for constipation  


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Quoted from LISALEA
I also enjoy Rooibos tea and INDEED, it's great for constipation  


Really? How much do you drink a day? For some reason the magnesium I've been taking is no longer working for me (and I've upped my dosage to 1.25 grams).


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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Really? How much do you drink a day? For some reason the magnesium I've been taking is no longer working for me (and I've upped my dosage to 1.25 grams).


Oh,  I drink it once in a while if I haven't had a bowel movement in a day or two lets say and it seems to work ... fennel tea is another good one since it's known to be a mild laxative and helps with constipation for instance ...


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ACk! Rooibos *knocked me out* - I was so depressed & exhausted for 24 hours!!  Too bad, it tasted wonderful.  I don't drink any teas; no caffeine for me; zip. Nothing but water.  I would like to try the "Sip Right" since it has just a little rooibos, plus licorice to balance the caffeine in the green tea, but it's not in my budget for this month anyway.  Maybe next month....
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The caffeine in green tea is already balanced/offset by the naturally-occurring theonine in tea, which relaxes you.

Tea rules.


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