As I sit here writing this, my little weather widget thing tells me that its a casual 15 degrees outside. Miserable. Although, the cold weather does make drinking hot beverages much more enjoyable. I think over 95% of the liquids I drink in a day are hot. Is that bad? Coffee is always going to be a staple item on daily drink list, but let me take this time to introduce to you a drink that you might not have heard of...
African Rooibos tea. aka "Red Tea."
"Hey greg, have you heard of the new kind of tea people are starting to drink called red tea?" my friend said very naively. "Yes i have, except that I heard about it 10 years ago, and was the first one to drink it." I responded in a less than friendly tone.
Actually it was more like 5 years ago, and my good buddy aaron
introduced it to me. The tea originates from south africa, where it has been used for generations. The leaves are grown only in a small area in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape providence. After harvesting the leaves, they are oxidized, where the leaves obtain their distinct reddish color. The best thing about red tea though is the fact that its naturally caffeine free. This makes it enjoyable any time of the day. Its calming effects soothe the body and give you a relaxing buzz almost.
The best red tea in Kansas City that I have found is at latte land on 79th and state line. Just go in and ask for a medium cup of african rooibos. I promise you wont be disappointed.