SerendipiTea Organic Honeybush, South Africa, Tea & Tisane, 4-Ounce Boxes

S. African herb similar to Rooibos in appearance and taste, though a bit sweeter in aroma and palate. Consumed for centuries by the indigenous people, this calming herb reputedly increases appetite. The flowers in bloom give off a pleasant honey perfume, hence the name. Indigenous to the Eastern Cape region (southern tip) of South Africa.

Quick facts

  • Pack of two 4-ounce boxes (total of 8 ounces)
  • Calming herb that increases appetite
  • Similar to Rooibos in appearance and taste

Top reviews

Decent Tea

I cold brew using disposable tea filters closed with toothpicks in Takeya Airtight Drink Maker Pitcher / Jug, Set of Two and it works wonderfully. (Those jugs are great, even better if you can still find them half price at Costco.)

Honeybush is a very interesting “tea.” It’s not technically tea since it’s from a different plant; that being the case it’s a completely caffeine free alternative to (typically) green tea. This is a very fragrant tea and has a very earthy, somewhat grassy flavor. The description says it increases appetite, but I’ve also read the opposite on other honeybush labels. It also says it has a somewhat sweet flavor, but I haven’t found this to be true. I typically blend it with green tea as I find they compliment each other and are both high in flavonoids and antioxidants.

Since honeybush is really more of an herb, you need to use a little more for brewing. On it’s own you’d want to use about 2-3 teaspoons to every 8 ounces of water at 212 degrees for about 3-5 minutes. If you blend it with green tea, make sure not to brew above 180 degrees as any higher will cause the green tea to become bitter.

SherisePine Valley, NY