Of course teas and herbs cannot cure everything – always consult your doctor, especially if your condition is serious and requires special treatment.
And yet they are a good way to boost the immune system and warm ourselves up during the cold seasons. Not to mention that some teas are full of antioxidants – like the Honeybush tea, which is a very healthy bevarage.
The name comes from the smell of its yellow flowers as they smell like honey. There is a close relation to red bush and rooibos teas. Its taste is similar to theirs, but honeybush tea is sweeter than them. People are often blending both teas – honeybush and rooibos.
Tea lovers say its taste is similar to honey, slightly roasted and with a pinch of a floral nuance. Although most people compare it to rooibos tea, it is – preferred. Tea drinkers know that rooibos has a bit of medicinal taste and honey bush is fuller bodied and sweeter. It has a very delicate and refreshing flavor. Of course it depends on the way you brew it at home and on the tea leaves you buy. It is best to buy loose honeybush tea, but you do not have access to that kind, teabags are also an option.
Thanks to the phenolic compounds, drinking honeybush tea reduces inflammation and protects the organism from development of chronic inflammatory disease. This makes honeybush tea a very suitable drink during the cold and flu seasons.
Other benefits include: reducing the blood sugar; anti-mutagenic and anti-cancer properties. Thanks to its phytoestrogenic properties – the tea naturally supports the hormonal balance.
Author: Donka Staykova – an article writer, who loves to drink tea and natural products.