Honeybush tea is a South African herbal (Caffeine Free) tea made from the leaves of the Honeybush plant. It is grown on the Eastern Cape of South Africa and is closely related to Rooibos tea (also known as red bush tea) which comes from the Western Cape of South Africa. The flowers of the Honeybush shrub have a honey-like smell, which gives the plant and the tea its sweet-sounding name.
Tea drinkers describe the taste of Honeybush as floral, lightly roasted, and similar to honey. Although it is often compared to Rooibos tea, Honeybush is usually sweeter and fuller bodied. Some say that the taste is "less medicinal" than Rooibos tea.
There are many rumored health benefits of Honeybush tea. Most commonly, the herbal drink is credited with calming coughs. Honeybush contains an expectorant that may help you to clear your throat when you are sick to relieve coughing. Other reported benetifts include: decreased blood sugar, diabetes treatment, and relief from menopausal symptoms.