Yesterday I was going through the drive-through coffee hut and saw a brand of tea of which I was not familiar. The brand is Zhena's Gypsy Tea and one of her "specialteas" is one marketed as Red Bush Lavender Tea. Here is my copycat version of this mild-tasting herbal tea. Red Bush (in Afrikaans: Rooibos) is available online and in some natural food stores and gourmet shops. Www.gypsytea.com describes red bush tea as: : "Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) has been used for its medicinal properties in South Africa since the early 1900’s. South Africans attribute the plant with several positive benefits including headache relief, reduced allergic reactions, and even colic relief in babies. Scientists have found Rooibos to be beneficial in the treatment of liver diseases, diabetes mellitus, certain skin disorders, and cataracts". Caffeine-free and low in tannins.