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Honeybush
African Red Teas
South Africa
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Flavor Profile:Bright, red-gold infusion with a sweet taste and aroma reminiscent of dark berries and wildflowers.Ingredients:100% Organic Honeybush Leaves.Certified Organic by:Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Honeybush (scientific name Cyclopia Intermedia) grows only in a small area in the southwestern region of South Africa. The Honeybush plant is easily recognized by its trifoliate leaves, single-flowered inflorescence and sweetly scented, bright yellow flowers. The most desirable components for the tea are the leaves and flowers. It shares many similarities with Rooibos. The leaves of the bush are harvested, bruised, and left in the sun to oxidize. The resulting product is then boiled or steeped like tea to make a beverage that is enjoyed both hot and cold. Honeybush contains virtually no caffeine (< 0.01% compared to 3.3% in Ceylon tea), and is low in Tannin (0.45% compared to 30% in Ceylon tea). Tannin inhibits absorption of minerals. Honeybush tea is rich in the nutrients Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Sodium and Vitamin C. It is known to contribute towards preventing cancerous tumors, menopausal symptoms and skin irritations.

Caffeine Free.
Water Temp
°F (°C)
Quality of WaterQuantity of Leaf
(tsp / 8oz water)
Steep Time
(minutes)
Infusions
200°F (93°C)Best with Spring water15-101
Honeybush is exceptionally easy to brew. We recommend one teaspoon of leaf per 8oz cup of near or just at boiling water. Because of its smoothness, steeping time can very broadly without acquiring any bitterness. In general, higher temperature and longer infusions extract more of the beneficial health properties of the beverage (boiling water, 10 minute infusion). However, if lower temperature or shorter steeping time is desired, re-infusions will extract all the antioxidants and other nutritional qualities).

Honeybush can be brewed in porcelain, ceramic, glass, or stainless steel but never in aluminum or other harmful materials.
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By the Ounce 20
Classic Size Tin (4 oz.) 65