Honeybush vs. Redbush Tea

I like both Redbush (Rooibos) and Honeybush teas, though both are actually the leaves of flowering legumes, and not really tea at all. Neither has caffeine, both are low in tannin, and both come from Africa. Both are rich sources of antioxidants. Both have naturally sweet undertones. Close cousins, both these herbs require a longer-than-Ceylon …

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Top 5 Herbal Infusions (aka “Herbal Teas”)

There is a lot of concern these days over caffeine and about drinking something that will help this ailment or that ailment or make your hair shinier, your skin glow, and other such beneficial effects. Several herbals have come to the forefront, mainly through the constant marketing of them as miracle cures. But some of …

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Honeybush: The Other Red “Tea”

There's no such thing as red tea, at least not in the strictest sense of the word. But there are some beverages that have come to be referred to as "red tea" over the years and will probably continue to be referred to as such by anyone but the most exacting sticklers for accuracy. Take …

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Honeybush by The English Tea Store

Name: Honeybush Brand: English Tea Store Type: Herbal tisane, honeybush Form: Loose leaf Review: Unlike many tea people, I'm actually a huge fan of rooibos, honeybush and other herbals. The trouble is that many tea companies give these tisanes short shrift, pawing inferior grade products off on an unsuspecting public. Fortunately, our friends at the …

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Honeybush Adventure

A few years ago, in a tea store in Chicago, Illinois, I had a honeybush adventure. The aftermath is still with me now, haunting my dreams and reminding me of how much I’ve learned since then. The tea store was in a shopping center. Hubby and I were in Chicago to visit friends and couldn’t …

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Alternatives to Tea

For some people, tea just isn’t a good idea. There can be a number of reasons for this: They can’t have the caffeine; they’re pregnant; they can’t drink a beverage where the name only has three letters in it. Whatever. Unfortunately, it can be hard to sort out the teas from the non-teas. The term …

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Honeybush: South Africa’s Other Herbal Tea

by William I. Lengeman III As the popularity of tea and tisanes has continued to increase in recent years, there has also been more interest in rooibos, an herbal beverage grown exclusively in South Africa. Though it's produced from a different plant altogether, honeybush is another herbal product that’s only grown in South Africa. Honeybush …

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