The pleasant sweet aroma and taste of Honeybush, reminiscent of sunshine days under African blue skies, make it an ideal tea to spoil the senses. Rich in anti-oxidants, including phenolic compounds which are beneficial for reducing inflammation and protecting the immune system from oxidative stress. Honeybush blends well with Resurrection Bush or Buchu. For an extra note of sweetness add some honey.
Honeybush already has a proven history as a health tea as it contains no caffeine and though not as well-known as its relative, Rooibos, Honeybush is not to be underestimated as a restorative tea, filled with anti-oxidants. Traditionally Honeybush has also been drunken to treat coughs, aid stomach digestion and to alleviate heartburn and nausea.
Honeybush (Cyclopia genistoides) is a small, woody, much-branched shrub, endemic to the Fynbos biome which stretches from the Cape, along the coast into the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Honeybush is best recognised by its flowers which are pea-like in shape, striking yellow and give off a sweet, honey scent – from which the plant has gained its name.
Our organic Honeybush is sourced from especially selected wild and cultivate stands on farms in the Langkloof and processed in an artisanal manner to specification. Predominant species are Cyclopia subternata and Cyclopia longifolia and our tea is either one or a blend of both species.
Used in cosmetic products such as body scrubs, lotions, soaps and bath products, and to flavour gin. Makes a great base for iced tea.