What is Honeybush?

Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.

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What is Honeybush?

by Ric » Aug 29th 05 2:49 am

What is Honeybush?

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by PeteVu » Aug 29th 05 3:00 am

honeybush is an african herbal infusion. like roobios, it has no caffine while still providing antioxidants. from what ive heard it has less "bite" than tea, which has more tannis.

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by Ric » Aug 29th 05 3:07 am

PeteVu wrote:honeybush is an african herbal infusion. like roobios, it has no caffine while still providing antioxidants. from what ive heard it has less "bite" than tea, which has more tannis.
Okay,

So honeybush is not roobios (which I love to drink), what is the taste of honeybush like? (I know that's like trying to tell someone blind from birth what the color red looks like, but maybe you can compair or something?)

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by PeteVu » Aug 29th 05 1:12 pm

i have no idea what honeybush tastes like.

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by chris » Aug 29th 05 6:57 pm

Honeybush tastes similar to Rooibos... a little more earthy and medicinal, though (that's why we don't sell it!).

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by Ric » Aug 30th 05 12:08 am

chris wrote:Honeybush tastes similar to Rooibos... a little more earthy and medicinal, though (that's why we don't sell it!).

Hope this helps,

Chris
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Thanks Chris!

That's right, you all don't sell honeybush.

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by Ric » Aug 30th 05 12:08 am

PeteVu wrote:i have no idea what honeybush tastes like.
Ditto.

Sep 21st 05 5:42 am

by aptivapeople » Sep 21st 05 5:42 am

I hove no idea what you mean by medicinal. The honeybush i have had is most excellent. certainly equal in taste to rooibos(which i love btw). If I had to discribe the taste, i would say that it is a close cousin to rooibos, it shares many of the same notes. It can be brewed at least 5 times (i usually get 7 good pots). While being very similer to rooibos it does have a more complex flaver with more what i would call mild spices/herbal taste (yes it is hard to describe) The smell is really what i like about it though, the fragrance is very unique and apetizing for lack of a better word. Maybe this will help and also show that someone who buys from adagio actually DOES like honeybush and wouldnt mind seeing them get some.

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by Ric » Sep 22nd 05 12:27 am

aptivapeople wrote:I hove no idea what you mean by medicinal. The honeybush i have had is most excellent. certainly equal in taste to rooibos(which i love btw). If I had to discribe the taste, i would say that it is a close cousin to rooibos, it shares many of the same notes. It can be brewed at least 5 times (i usually get 7 good pots). While being very similer to rooibos it does have a more complex flaver with more what i would call mild spices/herbal taste (yes it is hard to describe) The smell is really what i like about it though, the fragrance is very unique and apetizing for lack of a better word. Maybe this will help and also show that someone who buys from adagio actually DOES like honeybush and wouldnt mind seeing them get some.
Thanks for the 411!

With the way you discribed Honeybush - I will buy some! :!:

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by PeteVu » Sep 23rd 05 4:34 am

its name alone makes me want to try a cup.

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by Ric » Sep 24th 05 12:35 am

PeteVu wrote:its name alone makes me want to try a cup.
Yeppers, me too. :wink:

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by jogrebe » Dec 20th 05 5:29 pm

chris wrote:Honeybush tastes similar to Rooibos... a little more earthy and medicinal, though (that's why we don't sell it!).

Hope this helps,

Chris
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Good choice, around a year or so somebody gave me a box of Rooibox Honeybush teabags and they were so bad I gave them away after a few cups.

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by Ric » Dec 21st 05 12:18 am

jogrebe wrote:
chris wrote:Honeybush tastes similar to Rooibos... a little more earthy and medicinal, though (that's why we don't sell it!).

Hope this helps,

Chris
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Good choice, around a year or so somebody gave me a box of Rooibox Honeybush teabags and they were so bad I gave them away after a few cups.
Well,

I have not tried the honeybush yet, I've been on a white tea kick for the past few months.

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by john » Dec 28th 05 8:50 am

I find honeybush to have a natural honey flavor, whereas rooibos has a natural vanilla taste. Honeybush is OK, but I rarely choose it over rooibos.

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by Ric » Dec 30th 05 12:10 am

john wrote:I find honeybush to have a natural honey flavor, whereas rooibos has a natural vanilla taste. Honeybush is OK, but I rarely choose it over rooibos.
I do believe I am hearing more cons than pros for honeybush. :)