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