So, I am beginning a new experiment. I have always struggled with my skin, and nothing has ever really worked for me, even when I went to a dermatologist. I've noticed that white tea makes a bit of a difference. Since it's high in antioxidants, and rooibos is even higher, I thought perhaps Republic of Tea's "Get Gorgeous" tisane for skin would make a difference.
The tisane contains rooibos, orange peel, hibiscus flowers, chamomile flowers, red clover flower, chaste berries, burdock roote and "natural pomegranate flavor," and the instructions recommend drinking 3-4 cups on a daily basis. I'm starting a bit late tonight, but I am going to discuss my results on this blog.
Republic of Tea begins the description with "Let's get one thing clear." Clever slogan. But does the tea live up to it's reputation?
Well, the only question we can answer today is that of flavor. First of all, it is extremely fruity. Hibiscus and berries are definitely the dominant flavors. Derek (the boyfriend) says "Well, better fruity than flowery." I guess that depends on your point of view. If you were a more flowery person, this might not be your flavor. My guess is that this would make a better iced tea than hot, which perhaps will be attempted tomorrow. Rooibos is a pretty neutral flavor, and non-existent in this tisane. The chamomile flavor is quite mild as well.
Non-skin advantages: naturally caffeine free, meaning it can be enjoyed all day; packed with antioxidants which are good anyways; and it can count towards your fluid intake.*
*The FDA's recommendations for eight eight ounce glasses of water per day have been adapted to include any caffeine-free clear liquid.