What Is Honeybush Tea?
Honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) is a shrub with woody stems that produces trifoliate (three-part) leaves and bright yellow flowers. Settlers to South Africa have been interested in the medicinal benefits of honeybush tea for hundreds of years.
Fermented leaves and stems of the honeybush shrub are used to brew honeybush tea.
Tea drinkers describe the taste of honeybush as floral, lightly roasted, and similar to honey. Although it is often compared to rooibos tea, honeybush is usually sweeter and fuller bodied. Some say that the taste is "less medicinal" than rooibos tea. The taste of honeybush that you brew at home will depend on your brewing method and on the particular tea leaves that you buy.