Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: Indonique
Another caffeine free South African shrub tisane that, although completely unrelated to the Rooibos plant, is amazing similar in taste only lighter and a bit sweeter, great hot or iced.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a cup of unflavored honeybush. And as I sit here, sipping this, I am wondering why it has been so long? This is delicious!
Unlike rooibos, which is also grown in South Africa, I really like the taste of unflavored honeybush. It has a smooth taste with a slight earthy quality to it – not nearly as woody as rooibos tends to be – and a very pleasant honey-like sweetness.
It is called “honeybush” because its flower smells like honey. And although it has that honey-like aroma and taste, it isn’t at all heavy or thick (or sticky!) like honey. This is very light and refreshing. And because it’s naturally caffeine free, it’s a great choice to drink any time of the day.
Another great way to enjoy unflavored honeybush is as an addition to a favorite tea. It adds a little bit of sweetness and a little extra dimension to the flavor without adding calories. And honeybush is loaded with antioxidants!
I prefer my unflavored honeybush to be organically grown (and yes, it does make a difference in flavor with honeybush and rooibos!) and that’s why I really like this Honey Bush from Indonique. My kids love it too!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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