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Honeybush tea

Honeybush tea (Japanese: ハニーブッシュティー, simplified Chinese: 蜜树茶,traditional Chinese: 蜜樹茶) is an indigenous herbal tea to South Africa, having a pleasant taste and flavour. Heuningtee, Bergtee, Boertee, Bossiestee and Bushtea are some of the many names the tea is called. Quality characteristics of Honeybush tea:
Shape: mixed strip with massive
Color: yellow and brown
Aroma: light aroma
Soup color: yellow and bright
Taste: sweet after taste

Honeybush also know as Cyclopia, better known by the common name Honeybush, is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family. The leaves, stems and flowers of the Cyclopia species are used to manufacture a sweet herbal infusion. The honeybush tea plant is easily recognized by its trifoliolate leaves, single-flowered inflorescences and sweetly scented, bright yellow flowers with prominent grooves on the standard petal, a thrust-in (intrusive) calyx base and two bracts fused at the base around the pedicel. The name Cyclopia is derived from the Greek words cyclos, a circle and pous, a food, which allude to the intrusive base of the calyx.
The manufacture of honeybush tea consists of four characteristic processing steps, harvesting, cutting, “fermentation” (oxidation) and drying.Honeybush tea is a herbal infusion and many health properties are associated with the regular consumption of the tea. It has very low tannin content and contains no caffeine. It is therefore especially valuable for children and patients with digestive and heart problems where stimulants and tannins should be avoided.

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