Honeybush (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 an infusion that is enjoyed both hot and cold. Honeybush is caffeine-free.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Honeybush Leaves.
Bright, red-gold infusion with a sweet taste and aroma reminiscent of dark berries and wildflowers.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|