This is an excerpt from the September/October issue of TEA Magazine
If you’ve been looking for an herbal beverage chock-full of anti-oxidants but without caffeine, it’s time to check out Rooibos.
The genus Aspalathus has more than 200 species that are native to the Western Cape region of South Africa. Aspalathus linearis is the species that is used for producing Rooibos tea. This legume grows as a wild shrub in the Cedarberg mountain region of South Africa. The indigenous people of that region have been wild crafting Rooibos for more than 300 years. There are a number of sub-species of Aspalathus linearis, but only one is suitable for commercial cultivation.
Rooibos was first cultivated in the 1930’s with commercial production developing in earnest following World War II. It is interesting to note that unlike Camellia sinensis, which is grown commercially in more than 45 countries around the world, Rooibos only grows in one specific region. This limitation is worrisome given changing climactic conditions around the world.
There are two distinct types of Rooibos: red fermented and green unfermented Rooibos. To produce fermented Rooibos, the leaves are bruised and oxidized, much as one would do to make black tea. The resulting leaves and tea infusion have a distinctive, vibrant orange/red color. The lesser known variety of Rooibos, called green Rooibos, is immediately dried to prevent oxidation. The enzymes in the leaves are broken down under low heat in a vacuum chamber. This ensures that green Rooibos retains its unique flavor profile and green appearance indefinitely.
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Allow me to introduce you to your new favourite show to binge watch on Netflix. Kim’s Convenience is a CBC comedy about a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The sitcom is based on Ins Choi’s award-winning play. The moment I began watching the show I instantly regretted not doing so sooner. I actually started watching Kim’s Convenience because of an interaction on this Instagram post that featured Janet, played by the hilarious Andrea Bang, chugging a mug of tea. Andrea Bang was born and raised in Burnaby, B.C and like her character, she grew up around tea. In fact, tea plays a huge role in her acting career today. At the tea table Andrea opened up about her childhood tea moments, her favourite steeps, which character from Kim’s Convenience she would share a cup of tea with and more.
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Two Types of Major College scholarships
Just before we get in composition, let me define what i’m saying by a ‘major’ scholarship. You can find two major types We are focusing on. The foremost is the kind that promises more than just bucks. These free college funding also include unique mentoring, enrichment experiences, management development, study opportunities, embraced experiences by using a cohort connected with fellow historians, and/or entrance to an is in program. Any some of these activities might be marketed in addition to a whole (or close full) journey to college. Could possibly be anywhere from some to 52 scholarships to go around for each inbound class in various colleges in the United States (the Stamps President’s Scholarship from Georgia Tech falls straight into this category).
The second type scholarship is one of expensive or perhaps most exclusive scholarship within a particular university. It’s not unconventional to find some or 20 of these scholarships or grants sitting there with the students considered ‘the good the best’ in the newly arriving class. Requirements for line is often very scholastically focused, but is not exclusively. Bonuses beyond financing for the cost of attendance usually are hit or miss, typically miss (though sometimes these come with admission to an recognizes program).