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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.