Honeybush is a delicious relative of the Rooibos family, which grows in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The name derives partly from the sweetly rich scent of the honeybush flower. While it shares the same health benefits as rooibos (including high antioxidant levels), it tastes a bit sweeter, spicier, and more full-bodied. Honeybush lovers say it helps with blood sugar, colds, and more.

Honeybush is a caffeine-free botanical—not a true tea—endemic to South Africa. When you brew a cup, you’ll use oxidized stems and leaves, which taste honey-sweet, with floral notes and a slight roasted quality. The finished brew tastes rich and hearty, with a velvety mouthfeel. In addition, when you brew this tea, the wonderful aroma pervades the air and makes your house smell like honey.

For a sweet, aromatic beverage any time of day or night, drink honeybush!


Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.


Organic South African honeybush

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(1 customer review)


1 review for Honeybush

  1. I’ve greatly enjoyed this tea. It leaves the house smelling lovely and I feel good every time I make it! Reading about how honey bush, much like rooibos, has been over harvested I wanted an ethical source and feel confident with this one. The people are very kind and I appreciate their mission and transparency. So happy to have found this!

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Spice up your tea routine with this rooibos relative, also from South Africa. Honey-sweet, with floral notes and a slight roasted quality.

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136 E Broadway St, Missoula
Judy Hogg
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Sari Barnes
This atmosphere of this shop is so wonderfully cozy and pleasant. The menu has such a nice selection of to-go options and the loose teas to purchase for home brewing are phenomenal and in vast selection. The service was quick and friendly. I came here with my family and we bought many of the different teas to try, as well as some to-go teas. My sister and I really enjoyed their house Chai. It was the perfect amount of spice and tea, like a spicy hug for your soul. I will be recommending this shop to others in the future.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories