Red Tea Extract

Red tea may be a type of tea in western part of the world made from the completely oxidized bud leaves of Camellia sinsensis. This teas is popularly known as Asia as red tea. The other reference is to The Rooibos plant of the Aspalathus genus, found in the Cedarburg Mountains of South Africa whose leaves can be made into an infused drink or tisane. Rooibos is often commercially referred to as red tea.

With many health benefits and a very delicious taste red tea is becoming the tea of choice. Red tea contains no caffeine and has been shown to help ease cases of insomnia, irritability, headaches, nervous tension and hypertension.

Red tea is made from the oxidized and dried leaves of the Aspalathis linearis plant. Technically, red tea is a tisane, not a tea, since it does not contain the leaves of Camellia sinensis, the tea bush. Several South African companies produce red tea for export, since it has become popular in many other parts of the world as well; it is a common offering at tea houses and restaurants, and it can also be found in many markets.

The flavor is mild and earthy, with faint mineral tones and a natural sweetness. Red tea has no tannins or caffeine, so it is safe for people on restricted diets and individuals with health concerns. When steeped, the tea acquires a rich red color, and it can enjoyed plain or lightly sweetened and dressed with milk. Some people enjoy red tea iced as well, and it is often offered as a thirst quenching drink in hot weather.

South Africans often offer it to crying babies, or drink a cup before bed to calm down and promote healthy sleep. This tea also has lots of antioxidants, which appear to promote general health while helping the body resist heart disease and other potentially harmful conditions. Red tea is viewed as a ubiquitous cure-all in South Africa, and it is commonly offered to guests and people who feel restless or upset.

Red tea is brewed using 100% hot water at or almost at the boiling point temperature. Never cook these tea leaves with water since these red tea types are considered high end red tea. If you boil tea leaves with water, you can cook the tea leaves for up to 30 minutes with the cover closed. Thud red tea can be considered as a healthy substitute for tea.