Friday, May 4, 2012

Our Home Tea Honeybush

Country of Origin: South Africa
Leaf Appearance: very small, reddish brown
Ingredients: honeybush
Steep time: 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: pale reddish brown

This tea was sweet and smooth with a nice roasty, honey-like flavor. There was no astringency to speak of and the clean finish made for a really refreshing cup of tea. Both the dry leaf and steeped tea were incredibly aromatic. While similar to rooibos, honeybush is in fact a different species of plant. It's hard to put my finger on it but I very much prefer Honeybush. I think it is because it is more mild and yet complex at the same time. I would definitely recommend this tea.