Tea of the Week: Red Bush

I am in to tea, to be sure. My pantry is mostly half-full canisters from tea shops the world over, and my current job affords me a lot of access to weird teas. My boss brings them straight to me from China and Japan, so I don’t even have to go look for them! This is a convenient arrangement for me, but our shop is pretty small, so don’t go quitting YOUR job or anything. To the best of my knowledge, it’s a pretty tight market for caterers at tea shops in Louisville, Kentucky.

So I thought I would just haul out one of my teas each week and let you look at them, because they’re pretty and tasty. I’m no great expert on tea (though if you have any bourbon questions, please direct them this way), but I do enjoy it. Without further ado, your tea of the week is…Red bush!


Okay, so it isn’t a surprise, since it was right up there in the subject bar, but please pretend to be really stunned for my benefit. I can wait. Thank you.

Red bush is a rooibos, or red tea, which means it is caffeine free. It’s got a lot of warm red fruit taste to it– strawberries and raspberries. It tastes a little gingery to me, too, but the other people who have tried it say it’s completely in my head. Teas of this classification are supposed to help with allergies and stomach “issues”, so I drink it any time I sneeze, just to be on the safe side. Allegedly, it also has antifungal properties, but I haven’t delved into that because…ew.

But! Even if it isn’t somehow a miracle bev, it is really tasty, so you should try it. It’s $12 for 3.5 ounces and is available right here.

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