Buying a quality green tea is always fairly difficult no matter where you are in the world and South Africa is really no different.
Sure there are hundreds of places where you can buy those cheap little green boxes of Chinese green tea in bags but the quality is really dubious and as such most people are very wary.Lately our South African supermarkets have seen a number of green teas added in the tea and coffee sections by the likes of Liptons, Vital etc. Again these are tea bags containing green tea blends. If you are really looking for high quality loose leaf green tea that is full of health benefits and flavor then these are not really the right choice.
Venturing out to places like China Town in Bruma can be even more frustrating. Most of the Shop Owners there have limited English and as China Town caters mostly for the Chinese customers you are likely to have no clue as to what you are buying. Besides most South Africans are not in easy commuting distance of China Town so even attempting to go there is a nightmare.
However a light is on the horizon with a brave new product that has been recently released in South Africa by Ruslana Retail, an online trading company. Green tea by Ruslana is a new blend of quality loose leaf green tea that has been created for maximum health benefits and for a taste that is acceptable to the Western tongue. The blend contains :-
- Organic Green tea
- Jasmine Tea
- Oolong Tea
- Pu-erh Tea
This unique blend of tea produces a slightly reddish color brew that is extremely pleasant tasting either cold or hot.
The health benefits that are associated with drinking just 3 to 5 cups of green tea include :-
- Increased metabolism and fat burning
- Reduced bad cholesterol levels
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Anti aging
- Cancer prevention
- Acne treatment
In fact changing over to green tea could be one of the easiest and healthiest lifestyle changes that you could possibly make.
Ruslana Retail have made it easy for South Africans to purchase a quality green tea that has been optimised for the maximum health benefits.