SIMPLICITY IS PURITY.  THE OLDER I GET, THE HARDER I FIND IT TO LIVE THIS WAY - SIMPLY.  THE PRESSURE FROM A HIGHLY CONSUMER-FOCUSED SOCIETY/CULTURE IS OFTEN OVERWHELMING. BUT WHEN I COME HOME, I CAN MAKE A SIMPLE CUP OF TEA. AND ALL THE TROUBLES OF THE WORLD ARE BREWED AWAY IN A SINGLE CUP. NO MORE HASSLES, NO FUSS, NO FRILLS. JUST HONES-TEA.  I GAVE UP ON MAKING NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS A LONG TIME AGO, BUT THE NEW YEAR DOES PROVIDE ME WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF MY CUP.  IT PRESENTS THE CLEAR AND HONEST PICTURE OF ALL THAT I HAVE ENGAGED IN, IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. AND ALREADY IN EARLY 2016.  I REFLECT ON QUITE A FEW THINGS I'D LIKE TO DO DIFFERENTLY, AND THINGS I'D LIKE TRY. I LOVE THE GIFT WE HAVE TO EXPLORE WITH ALL OUR SENSES, EVEN IF SOME HAVE BECOME MORE HEIGHTENED TO COMPENSATE FOR OTHERS THAT LESSEN WITH AGE!

IF YOU ARE STARTING THIS YEAR WITH NEW THINGS, FRESH OR EVEN DIFFERENT THINGS OR APPROACHES, HERE'S A DIFFERENT BEVERAGE TO BRING INTO YOUR LIFE - A SIMPLE CUP OF RED ESPRESSO TEA. FRESH FLAVOR, NEW HEALTH & AN INCREDIBLY DIFFERENT TASTE.  HAPPY. NEW. YEAR!

There was a teapot, in which Mma Ramotswe — the only lady private detective in Botwana — brewed tea. And three mugs — one for herself, one for her secretary, and one for the client. What else does a detective agency really need?
— Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
RED BUSH TEA - IN ITS BEAUTIFUL NAKED FORM. SIMPLE. GLORIOUS.   

RED BUSH TEA - IN ITS BEAUTIFUL NAKED FORM. SIMPLE. GLORIOUS.

 

In this posting, this is what I'm going to strive for - a beautiful cup of pure, unadulterated red bush tea, or rooibos (pronounced roy-bos). But this rooibos has grown up, become elevated to a much richer, healthier and nourishing level. RED ESPRESSO has 5X the anti-oxidants of green tea. Wham! That's a lot more healthier for everyone! Including your children! Yes, it's safe and healthy for them too! Or if you are expecting 'a children', it's safe to drink too!

First, boil fresh water (ideally reverse osmosis) in a lovely, ceramic, hopefully gifted kettle for both to contribute towards and bow down to the richness in flavor of RED ESPRESSO. Microwaving a mug of water simply doesn't do the job or the tea any good. It truly goes down to respect. Respect the tea, and the tea will respect you and your taste buds and your health.  When did half measures bring full glory?!

Ceramic or stainless steel kettles are super for ensuring boiled water that tastes better and makes a purer cup of tea.

Ceramic or stainless steel kettles are super for ensuring boiled water that tastes better and makes a purer cup of tea.

Choose your favorite mug.

ONE of my favorite mugs! (I'm showing off here, because I don't use it, even though it's my favorite!)

ONE of my favorite mugs! (I'm showing off here, because I don't use it, even though it's my favorite!)

I like to use these unbleached DIY tea bags, T-SAC TEA FILTERS.  They are inexpensive and super easy to use. You can buy them at:

VITAMIN COTTAGE

whole foods

TheEnglishTeaStore.com or

Amazon.com/smile (the latter where you can set up your account so a % of all your purchases go to a charity of your choice).

 

Size 1 unbleached teabags for tea leaves.

Size 1 unbleached teabags for tea leaves.

Take one tea bag and fill it with a minimum of 1 teaspoon of RED ESPRESSO.  I like to use a heaped teaspoon for a stronger brew, but adjust the amount to your taste.

A level teaspoon is a good amount for a mild strength of brew.

A level teaspoon is a good amount for a mild strength of brew.

Add honey to taste...

Raw, unfiltered honey is goooood (for adults only). Sorry, for some reason this isn't the most flattering picture of organic, unfiltered honey.

Raw, unfiltered honey is goooood (for adults only). Sorry, for some reason this isn't the most flattering picture of organic, unfiltered honey.

Stir in the honey and let the bag perch on the side of the cup or mug and brew until you have the strength you desire (usually about 3-5 minutes).

A nice rich, dark brew.

A nice rich, dark brew.

And now you are ready to enjoy your heavenly cup of RED ESPRESSO, in its purest, most simple way.  In all its glory, and all its health!

HERE'S TO A BEAUTIFUL, SIMPLIFIED NEW YEAR,

NEW ADVENTURES,

NEW TASTES

&

re(d)NEWed HEALTH!

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