Classified as a "Red Tea". Honeybush only grows in South Africa and is a close cousin of the more well known Rooibos Tea which is also classified as a "Red Tea" Rooibos Teas have a naturally sweet, earthy and slightly nutty flavors where as Honeybush Teas on the other hand, have undertones of wood and honey. Of course we may be bias but we always recomended that you add a drop or two of natrual local honey to enhance the natural flavor tones in any Honeybush Tea Blend.
It's important to note that Honeybush Tea is more than just a delightful treat; in fact Honeybush Tea could be considered a Super Tea. The health benefits of Honeybush Teas are remarkable and they definitely put Honeybush in a league of its own when it comes to health and wellness.
Like Rooibos Tea....Honeybush is Caffiene Free. This relaxing tea has many essential nutrients and a lovely profile of antioxidants that make it an Immune Supporting Hero. Honeybush Tea contains a rich amounts of vitamin C, iron, calcium, potassium, aspalathin and nothofagin....and that's just to name a few of the immune supporting properties. Traditionally, Honeybush has been used for decades as a tonic for people suffering from the common cold and influenza. The antibacterial and antiviral properties of Honeybush Tea help the body to eliminate bacterial germs and viral infections which is why it is believed to help the body fight against influenza, colds and minor allergies. Honeybush tea is also known in folk medicine to alleviate chest congestion, coughing or discomfort in the chest as it reduces respiratory inflammation and phlegm.
The last benefit that we will mention in this article about Honeybush is one of the lesser known benefits. Honeybush Tea has potential bone protective effect and is also known to help prevent Osteoporosis in Women and can help women who suffer from mild cases of Osteoporosis as it contains significant amounts of Calcium. Studies have also shown that Honeybush extract seems to have anti-osteoclastogenic effects that prevent bone loss similar to Vitamin D.