This beautiful South African plant renders an equally beautiful tea. The Cyclopia (honeybush) plant grows naturally in the high mountains of the Western and Eastern Cape regions of South Africa. Honeybush tea is made from the leaves, stems and flowers of the honeybush shrub. The honeybush tea is similar to the red bush tea of South Africa, but the honeybush is a tad sweeter.
Teavana's blend of honeybush is wonderful! It's been added to the list of my top teas. Teavana has taken the already sweet tasting honeybush and added rich Madagascar vanilla beans and marigold petals, a plant native to central and southern Europe believed to have detoxifying, anti fugal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
cup of tea. But the taste of this tea is equally as wonderful. When you open the tin the rich aroma of vanilla and honey jumps out at you.
This smooth tasting tea seems to be a perfect balance of sweet and savory. I find myself reaching for this Honeybush Vanilla at afternoon tea time to satisfy that need for a sweet boost, and sometimes as my after dinner tea when I'm not having dessert. Oh yes, the taste of honey blends well with the vanilla and honeybush leaf. I typically don't use honey in my tea because it distorts the flavor, but the added honey flavor only enhances this blend making it a great Cuppa!