Antioxidants in Red Tea – Health Guru in Disguise

‘Rooibos’ a foreign member of the legume family is surging popularity because of its progeny that delivers exotic taste and wine like color. Rooibos tea or red tea is mainly a South African creation, it is not real tea but tastes like tea and is prepared in the same way.  It is an unfamiliar specialty that very few people are aware of because its cultivation is continent stricken. Res tea is consumed by people not because it replicates its counterpart but because of its medicinal value. The antioxidants in red tea are enormous in number and are promising in potency to counterattack undesired banes.

The origination of red tea:

Aspalathis Linearis, this is the ilk of red tea and is primordial to South Africa. This plant is used to extract read tea. During fermentation or tea processing, the oxidized leaves turn read, hence red tea. There are various varieties of such an anomaly like green Rooibos tea formulated from un-oxidized leaves. This Green Rooibos tea is similar to green tea and tastes like malt and grass. The production of green Rooibos is very expensive therefore it makes it one of the topnotch catch in beverages.

Preparation of Red tea:

Red tea is prepared without mixing milk. To atone for milk, honey or sugar, with a tinge of lemon or a slice of lemon immersed in the water with red tea leaves to bring out the sweet taste. Read tea oozes out with inborn sweetness because of its delectable flavor which makes sugar unwanted. Read tea is prepared in the same manner as black tea. Due to the beneficial antioxidants in red tea, South African cafes have started serving people red espressos, which is the concentrated form of red tea and is pitched as a standard espresso. This was the first stride taken for introducing other variations of red tea such as red cappuccinos, red lattes and red iced tea which has recently grabbed eyeballs in United States and Australia.

The Chinese red tea is equivalent to the western black tea. The red tea that has been emerging in the west is nothing but Rooibos. Rooibos is a spawn of Aspalathis Linearis. In England, red tea is commonly known as Red bush tea or bush tea. Aspalathis Linearis has leaves shaped like needles that garner a large percentage of antioxidants. The plant itself is graded in accordance to its leaves and stem. The higher the antioxidant content in the leaf, the darker and intense the color and aftertaste will be. In Europe, it is impossible to find red tea leaves in local markets, as these leaves are used to manufacture other varsities of tea.

Scientific studies pertaining to red tea:

There are conjecture inflicted studies of red tea on humans but there is ample amount of proof that the antioxidants in red tea have chemo-preventive and immune-modulating characteristics through research on animals. Though the value of potency differentiates between red and green, it has been proved that Rooibos tea has no austere effects attached to it. Rooibos tea was given to frogs to protect them against Chytridiomycosis infection as the red tea antioxidants adorn anti-fungal properties. The amalgamation of Zinc, Superoxide Dismutase and Alpha Hydroxy acid assists in treating acne. Read is low on caffeine and tannin therefore it does not restrict absorption of nutrients into the body unlike other tannin filled food items. Blood circulation, heart diseases, kidney stones, cancer, tumor, diabetes, liver diseases and high blood pressure can be substantially avoided by regular intake of red tea.

Since the antioxidants in red tea are enriched with zero percent of harmful substances it is highly beneficial for good throbbing body health.

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