If you’ve ever wandered into a popular coffee shop on a rainy afternoon, you’re sure to have heard someone ordering and some barista announcing the preparation of a caramel latte. These relatively simple drinks have become one of the mainstays of popular culture, yet the massive pilings of milk and sugar offer relatively little in the way of health benefits. What is so attractive about them, then? Quite simply: flavor.Read More
This exquisite tea from the Cyclopia plant of the coastal regions of the Cape Provinces of South-Africa is smooth, sweet, and fruity. It’s closely related to rooibos, as both plants belong to the Fabaceae family. Naturally caffeine free and very low in tannins, this fragrant tea is great for all ages. It is also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. In South Africa, honeybush tea has been traditionally used to treat coughs and symptoms of menopause, as well as aid digestion. Honeybush tea can be enjoyed warm as part of a nighttime routine, or poured onto an ice-filled glass for a delicious honey like tasting iced tea. The antioxidants in honeybush tea grant it a wide range of health benefits, including improved bone and skin health, as well as immune boosting and anti-inflammatory.
Organic Honeybush (Cyclopia)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 5 mins.|
|Origin: South Africa|
|Caffeine: Caffeine Free|
|Aroma: Woodsy, roasted honey|
|Infusion Aroma: Woodsy, honey|
|Infusion Color: Deep Amber|
|Infusion Strength: Medium|
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Health Benefits of Honeybush TeaPlease consult a health care practitioner such as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) for more specific information about the health benefits of honeybush tea. The following is just a brief overview and should not be taken as a substitute to professional health advice.
- Very soothing and calms the central nervous system.
- Eases constipation.
- Can be applied topically to skin irritations.
- High levels of anti-oxidants.
- Contains polyphenols that boost the immune system.
- Rich in minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, and sodium.
- If brewed or boiled for longer than 10 mins., the antioxidant activity becomes much higher.
Honey bush (Cyclopia intermedia), used in a skin cancer study, showed promise for inhibition of tumour development (Marnewick et al., 2005)
Probably not my favourite but I liked this tea..different than the fruity ones, slightly woodsy taste to it as someone else pointed out..
Linda in Nepean
I bought a small amount of this tea to try and it is not really to my taste. It is not bad, I will use all that I bought, but I do not expect to buy it again. To me, the best description is “woodsy”, I really do not pick up a “honey” flavour. I add honey as a sweetener which makes the tea drinkable. I expect some people will really like this tea, it is just not for me.