The people of Thailand know a thing or three about finding a balance in life. Why three? Thats the number of Noble Disciplines that govern Theravada Buddhism, the religion practiced by 95% of the countrys population (the country is actually one of the most devoutly Buddhist nations on the planet) the three Noble Discipline, Training of the Mind and Wisdom. Even the philosophy behind Thai cuisine is all about achieving harmony and balance. Thai dishes are characterized by the balance of five fundamentals flavours hot & spicy, sour, sweet, salty and bitter. Only when all the flavours are in perfect balance can a recipe be considered perfect. Rooibos comes from a South African shrub. Also known as Red Tea, it is rich in antioxidants and known for its calming affects. It is well known to be one of the most relaxing hot beverages you can brew. The needle shaped leaves of the Red Bush, produce a caffeine free drink that is noted by nutritionists and health consultants the world over for its soothing character.