Our South Africa Honeybush is a wonderful zero-caffeine herbal beverage. Mild and sweet, with bit more natural honey-like sweetness than rooibos.
Our top-quality Honeybush has a distinctive clover-honey character. Reputed health benefits are numerous and include stomach soothing, anti-oxidant properties and a soothing/calming effect. Rich in vitamins and minerals.
Makes a fantastic healthy iced tea, too!.
Water: 208°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 4 - 5 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don't over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don't throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Honeybush has been researched a great deal over the last few years. Results indicate that Honeybush has the highest levels of antioxidants of all infused beverages.
Higher in fact than Green Tea.
As such, it displays the highest anti-aging properties.
In Japan, Rooibos is believed to aid longevity, and is known as Long Life Tea.
Along with the fact that it is 100% caffeine-free, well you can enjoy this delicious cup anytime of day.
Rooibos plant grows only near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It was first noted by botanist Carl Humberg in 1772.
A century later, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant, realized its marketing potential, and in 1904 began offering it as an herbal substitute to tea.
The difficulty of shipping tea during the Second World War had boosted demand for Rooibos, which began to be referred to as Red Bush Tea, or simply Red Tea.