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!