Honeybush Green

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly BA27.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Honeybush
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:South Africa
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

Honeybush is gaining popularity as a caffeine-free alternative to decaffeinated teas. This unfermented version, which is higher in anti-oxidants than traditional Honeybush, has an invigorating aroma and flavor notes of citrus and sweet apricot. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

RateTea Notes

Upton replaced this with an organic-certified batch of green honeybush. To our knowledge it has been the only company selling green honeybush for nine or more years.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 212°F, 8 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I find this tea very hard to describe in words.

The aroma of this tea is very similar to that of regular (fermented) honeybush, although perhaps a bit lighter: it is warm and rich, similar to Rooibos but less grassy. The flavor has some crispness but not much bitterness. There's little sourness in the initial flavor but a little tanginess in the aftertaste. Pleasantly lemony...it almost tastes like it has lemon peel in it.

Interesting for a change of pace. I didn't like it the first time I tried it, but it grew on me a lot.
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