Botanical Name: Cyclopia intermedia
Origin: South Africa
Honeybush, named after the smell of its flowers, grows only in small areas of South Africa and has many similarities with the more commonly known rooibos plant. Similar to the production of black or green teas, the leaves of the honeybush are harvested, cut and bruised (often with mechanical rollers), and then exposed to heat for several days to allow oxidation.
Qualities: unlike tea prepared from Camellia sinensis, Honeybush tea does not turn bitter with longer simmering and contains no caffeine.
Suggested use: South African Honeybush tea brews up to a deep red cup in 3-4 minutes and is usually liked by children and those that enjoy more sweet and fruity teas. Great hot or iced.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.