Honeybush Tea

Honeybush or ‘Heuningbos’ in Afrikaans, is commonly used to make an infusion in the same manner as tea. It grows only in a small area in the southwest of South Africa in the Langkloof area of the Eastern Cape and shares many similarities with rooibos. Honeybush is so named because the flowers smell of honey. The taste of honeybush tea is similar to that of rooibos but a little sweeter.

There are 59 reviews available for this category, for 34 different varieties.

Below you'll find extracts of all posts on Teaviews.com related to Honeybush Tea. Click on any post to pull up photographs and full-text.


TeaGschwendner Smooth Strawberry Dream

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Congrats, TeaGschwendner - you've crafted a little slice of perfection."
Read review »
      10/10

Joy's Teaspoon Lemon Zest

9.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This blend has struck exactly the right balance of creamy, tart, sweet and herbaceous notes, channelling all the best that lemons have to offer. This is really a must-try for any citrus lover. "
Read review »
      9.6/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I want to have lemon pie while drinking this. Heck, I want to lick a lemon while drinking this."
Read review »
      10/10

Numi Sweet African Red-Green Rooibos

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor brewed to a lighter amber-green with a taste I could clearly recognize; nutty overtones with a leafy kickback and a hint of sweetness."
Read review »
      9.5/10

The Necessiteas Carrot Cake

9.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's almost as good as the real thing, and it's certainly better for you."
Read review »
      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This really is carrot cake in a cup and a dessert tea that will truly make you feel satisfied just like you have had a great dessert. Carrot Cake tea is absolutely the best dessert tea to cross my lips to date."
Read review »
      10/10
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"If you love carrot cake and you love tea, you just can't miss this blend... sweet, spicy and delicious. "
Read review »
      9/10

Red Leaf Tea Honeybush Earl Grey

9.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The fragrant fight gave it an overall scent of tangerines, mint, and candied apples."
Read review »
      9.2/10

LeafSpa Organic Honeybush Tea

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"One could - and is encouraged to - sweeten this with actual honey for added effect."
Read review »
      9/10

Stash Organic Honeybush

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A slightly spicy, satisfying cup, reminiscent of tangerines, cardamom and cinnamon. "
Read review »
      8.5/10

Adagio Honeybush Orange

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: TJ TJ's review:
"I feel that this is one cup that's quite a steal!"
Read review »
      8.5/10

Khoisan Tea Honeybush

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Joe Joe's review:
"This has become one of my favorite teas. Being caffeine free and rich in minerals and anti-oxidants makes it a tea anyone can enjoy any time of the day or night."
Read review »
      8.5/10

The Whistling Kettle Lemon Soufflé Honeybush

8.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The flavour is more cream than lemon, and ends up being extremely decadent."
Read review »
      8.4/10

Tea District Organic Berry Berry Scarlet

8.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"The aroma coming out of my tea machine quite surprised me, it was incredibly enticing! The torrid depth of a red fruit combination flooded my whole home. This is a particularly good herbal to have around the Christmas holiday."
Read review »
      8.4/10

Shanti Tea Apple Crumble

8.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Sure, it is still a decent brew, but the wonderful aroma had me anticipating a spectacular brew and I couldn't help but be a little disappointed in the reduced strength of the flavor. "
Read review »
      8.2/10

California Tea House Bedtime Chai

8.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"What amazes me is that this tea not only helps induce sleep, it tastes wonderful. I think California Tea House did a great job of combining healthy function, with taste."
Read review »
      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"There was alot going on with the different flavors and I don't think the various components came together seamlessly. However, I will note that as far as functionality goes, this tea made me sleepy for several hours. "
Read review »
      6.8/10

Yogi Tea Berry Detox

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I felt cleansed or something, yet that could've been a placebo effect. To its credit, that's usually a feeling I get from a good pot of white tea."
Read review »
      8/10

52 Teas Strawberry Pie Honeybush

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The only thing that holds it back is my personal taste."
Read review »
      8.0/10

Trail Lodge Tea Peach Melba

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The peach is crisp and realistic, balancing well with the rooibos."
Read review »
      7.4/10
Teaviews Member: Alexa Alexa's review:
"Trail lodge says they got their inspiration for this tea from eating a Peach Melba Sundae, and they definitely captured this flavor!"
Read review »
      8.5/10

Sanctuary T Shop Chocolate Honeybush

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"It smelled like the innards of a s'more. Marshmallow melted to a Snickers bar with shavings of graham cracker. "
Read review »
      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The chocolate flavour seems a little muted on its own but it is fortunately enhanced by the sweetness of the rose petals. "
Read review »
      6.7/10

LeafSpa Organic Honeybush Green Tea

7.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I expected to love it but ended up liking it. A lot. Green honeybush and I agreed to just be friends. Good friends, though, with occasional conjugal visits by way of cup."
Read review »
      7.9/10

Tea & Tea Honey's Baked

7.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Alexa Alexa's review:
"This honeybush tea smells just like almond extract and has a sweet, mellow flavor. "
Read review »
      7.9/10

Trail Lodge Tea Mexican Cocoa Rooibos

7.9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This tisane makes for a satisfying, warming treat. The flavours are successfully blended, the cinnamon being the biggest player. "
Read review »
      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Alexa Alexa's review:
"This mix of spices in the tea is superb!"
Read review »
      7.5/10

Ducky Life Mona's South African Honeybush

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Honeybush does in fact taste like Honey. Oh soo good."
Read review »
      8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The taste, though, was definitely honeybush; albeit more subtle than ones I've had in the past. It felt very relaxing on first gulp - shoulders slacked, eyes glazed. To me, this is a desired physical effect to a good herbal."
Read review »
      7.5/10

Local Coffee + Tea Chocolate Honeybush

7.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Once the cup cooled a bit, I was greeted by a pleasant cup that is dominated by the honeybush flavor itself. There is a slight chocolate undertone to this that kind of flirts with your tastebuds prompting you to keep drinking it. "
Read review »
      7/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"I did what I seldom do: I added a teaspoonful of raw sugar. It was, of course, sweeter, and the honey and caramel flavors far more pronounced and to a great degree, more satisfying. It took on a creamier, thicker feel, and I did feel like I was drinking caramel and honey, with a touch of chocolate. I think I'm just going to have to finally accept that some teas and tisanes need sugar."
Read review »
      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea is smooth and just the slightest bit creamy, with a wonderfully sweet and nutty aftertaste. I have not had many flavored honeybush teas, but this one is without doubt the tastiest one that I have sampled so far."
Read review »
      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"My roommate who isn't a tea drinker even commented on how good this tea smelled."
Read review »
      8/10

SpecialTeas Honeybush Organic

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"Similar to rooibos, with a natural, honey-like sweetness... not much to say about this blend apart from the fact that I liked it."
Read review »
      7/10
Teaviews Member: Clay Clay's review:
"Naturally sweet and delicious... with a soft, licorice aftertaste. "
Read review »
      8/10

Dream Tea Boutique Forsman Tea Sweet Dreams Honeybush

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The passion fruit flavour is up front and centre, in a smooth and flowery sort of way. Those who really don't like tart, acidic fruity tisanes would do well to check this one out. Well worth it!"
Read review »
      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The brewing beverage smells to me pleasantly more subtle than the dry leaf does. The fruit vivaciousness has backed off full tilt cheerleading and has settled at "simply being" plus there's more than a hint of something subtly spicy and intriguing in there now. "
Read review »
      7/10

Joy’s Teaspoon Schnozberry

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor infused to a berry-like read with a piping strong blueberry-is nose. I must emphasize the "-ish", for it wasn't just blueberry alone."
Read review »
      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Heavy on blueberry flavor, with every sip having a sweet yet tart flavor"
Read review »
      7/10

Red Leaf Tea Kalahari

7.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It didn't blow me away, but it delivers exactly what Red Leaf Tea promises."
Read review »
      7.2/10

Tea Guys Sweet Pumpkin Spice

7.2/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"Fans of pumpkin spice, especially those who prefer to avoid black tea, may just find themselves a new favorite with this one."
Read review »
      7/10
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"The light body is overpowered by the strong spices and, since I'm thinking about apple cider, I can't help but wish there were more substance or complexity to the spices to add depth."
Read review »
      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"While the spicy flavors come through and are most definitely reminiscent of pumpkin pie flavors, I found a notable absence of actual pumpkin flavor here, despite the addition of pumpkin pieces and pumpkin seeds to the mix."
Read review »
      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"All the flavours meld together perfectly without any single one unnecessarily standing out from the rest, and they all stay long into the aftertaste. This tea is, in a word, delightful."
Read review »
      9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This tea, to my taste, is just over the edge of a flavorful balance. It is a little too intensely, almost artificially strong and sweet both in the nose and on the taste buds, though I should be clear that there are no artificial ingredients whatsoever in this tea blend."
Read review »
      6/10

Tea & Tea Honey’s Baked

7.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Those who like marzipan’s intensely sweet almond flavour will be well served. Those who don’t should definitely abstain! "
Read review »
      7.1/10

SpecialTeas Honeybush Vanilla

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Trent Trent's review:
"From the moment you first smell the honeybush leaves all the way through the last sip, this tea screams vanilla."
Read review »
      7/10

Suffuse Tea Spar Honeybush

6.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Taste-wise, it was a little bit paler than loose-leaf honeybush. A little on the bland side, I was expecting a bit more sweetness."
Read review »
      6.9/10

Teas Etc. Lemon Honeybush

6.9/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This is a clean-tasting and strongly flavored tisane that I would recommend to those looking for true lemony flavor tea but aren't necessarily looking for a sweetly-flavored blend."
Read review »
      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Joe Joe's review:
"… the two flavors seem divided, separate and in competition with each other. "
Read review »
      4/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A yummy blend of lemon myrtle, lemon grass, and sweet African honeybush. Perfect for what ails you - if that includes a sore throat, especially."
Read review »
      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The flavor profile is actually quite good and I think that the lemon flavors marry particularly well with honey bush---possibly even better than with rooibos."
Read review »
      7.5/10

Tea Guys Ginger Peach

6.7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I'm sure the peach taste and this tea overall appeals to some people, but the specific combination just isn't for me."
Read review »
      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"This tea was unexpectedly light and had a strong, but not overpowering ginger flavor that was quickly followed by hints of clove and cinnamon."
Read review »
      6/10
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"This tea was mild but certainly had the sweet and spicy elements that one would expect from these ingredients. I love the kick that the ginger provides. "
Read review »
      8.5/10

Red Leaf Tea African Summer

6.6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea had a mild spiciness that was characterized predominantly by peppery and citrusy notes; the flavor came across as fresh, crisp, and uplifting."
Read review »
      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Christine Christine's review:
"Bottom Line: Because I don't think I've said it enough, this isn't a bad tea, it just doesn't have the complexity that I've come to associate with Red Leaf."
Read review »
      6/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"While this cup was tasty and fairly naturally sweet, it didn't have a lot of body to it, was mostly lemongrass in its tastes and nothing about it really jumped out to claim my taste attention."
Read review »
      5.5/10

Red Leaf Tea Honeybush

3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This doesn't offer gentle flavor or soothing qualities. The texture is fine, but the tea just doesn't settle well. "
Read review »
      3/10

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in