January 1, 2009

Detox from the Holidays: The Republic of Tea Be Well Get Clean Tea

Happy New Year everyone. I hope this post finds you wide-eyed and well and not lying on your living room floor moaning. I'm feeling pretty good. "It's a new dawn, a new day, a new life." (fabulous Nina Simone song)

But for those who are reeling from the effects of drinking too much or consuming mostly sugar since Thanksgiving, drag yourself to the store and buy some Republic of Tea Get Clean. When I feel icky, I do two things: one, exercise more. Two, forgo caffeine and alcohol for three days and instead drink two cups of this Get Clean tea daily. And I always feel better.

"Pretty" factor: Get Clean tea contains a base of organic rooibos (red tea from South Africa), which is caffeine-free, has more antioxidants than green tea, and is rich in vitamin C. Its earthy, mildly nutty flavor makes it a good coffee substitution. Milk thistle, dandelion root, burdock root, and red clover help purify the blood and aid the liver and kidneys in processing toxins. As a result, the tea should also help clear acne!

Eco factor:
Organic rooibos, certified kosher, and no synthetic fragrance or flavoring

To buy:
$10 at Whole Foods and republicoftea.com


Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I love it! Thanks for writing it. Now I need to get some of that tea.

Virginia Green said...

You know I love all things rooibos! I will have to check this one out!

Peter said...

While I am currently using this tea myself and enjoy it quite a bit, it is a widely propagated myth that rooibos tea has more antioxidants that green tea. That is patently false. Rooibos tea has amazing properties with antioxidants unique to it that are unavailable in green tea that have their own amazing benefits, but the claim that rooibos tea has MORE antioxidants is just plain wrong and scientific research confirms this.

Lindsay B. said...

Hi Peter. Thanks for your comment.

I've read many articles--including a scientific study or two, I believe--that have said that red tea has more antioxidants than green tea (not more than white tea, but green, yes.) I've also talked with a couple tea savants who have told me this. Could you point to an article that says otherwise?