HONEYBUSH

The pleasant sweet aroma and taste of Honeybush, reminiscent of sunshine days under African blue skies, make it an ideal tea to spoil the senses. Rich in anti-oxidants, including phenolic compounds which are beneficial for reducing inflammation and protecting the immune system from oxidative stress. Honeybush blends well with Resurrection Bush or Buchu. For an extra note of sweetness add some honey.

TRADITIONAL USES

Honeybush already has a proven history as a health tea as it contains no caffeine and though not as well-known as its relative, Rooibos, Honeybush is not to be underestimated as a restorative tea, filled with anti-oxidants. Traditionally Honeybush has also been drunken to treat coughs, aid stomach digestion and to alleviate heartburn and nausea.

BOTANICAL INFO

Honeybush (Cyclopia genistoides) is a small, woody, much-branched shrub, endemic to the Fynbos biome which stretches from the Cape, along the coast into the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Honeybush is best recognised by its flowers which are pea-like in shape, striking yellow and give off a sweet, honey scent – from which the plant has gained its name.

SOURCE

Our Honeybush is sourced from the Agulhas Plain, which is in the heart of the Fynbos region in South Africa. It is grown on a farm that has been cultivating Honeybush since 1994 and through a careful selection process over years is now growing plants that yield highest-quality tea.

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Polyphenolic compounds mangiferin and hesperidin associated with its health-promoting properties

Essential minerals sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, iron

Aroma components include monoterpene alcohols (28% α- terpineol) which are responsible for the sweet, floral and fruity notes