This delicious relative of the rooibos family grows in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. This tea in part gets its name form the honeybush flower, which smells like honey. While it has the same benefits as rooibos (i.e. its especially high antioxidant levels) it’s a little sweeter, spicier, and more full-bodied.
Honeybush, like rooibos, is endemic to South Africa, meaning it grows in that region alone. It is naturally caffeine free, and in fact, it is not a true tea but rather a botanical. Oxidized stems and leaves are brewed to make the tea which can be described as slightly roasted, floral and tasting like honey. It creates a rich brew with a velvety mouthfeel. In addition, steeping this tea produces a wonderful aroma that makes your house smell like honey.
For a sweet, aromatic brew, drink honeybush!