Honeybush tea ia a South African herbal tea made from the (needle like) leaves of the honeybush plant . It is grown on the Eastern Cape of South Africa and is closely related to rooibos tea. The flowers of the honeybush shrub have a honey like smell, which gives the plant and the tea its sweet sounding name. Refreshing and cleansing with hints of honey. The finish is reminiscent of light Madagascar pepper.
The resulting tea is as healthy as it is tasty. Honeybush tea is caffeine free, high in antioxidants, and has a wonderfully sweet, very slightly astringent flavor with overtones of honey - the overall flavor is very unique and has been compared to hot apricot jam or a dried fruit mix. When brewing the tea, try adding a spoonful of honey to the cup to help open this delicate honey-like character. Although Honeybush is traditionally enjoyed piping hot, over ice it makes an incredible summertime refresher. Either way, this is definitely one of our more interesting tea offerings.
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Refreshing and cleansing with hints of honey. The finish is reminiscent of light Madagascar pepper.
INGREDIENTS FROM: South Africa
GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 2500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): Choice Grade #1
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Traditional process, Rolled and fermented
INFUSION: Tending orange, bright