Cyclopia genistoides – Tea


Loose leaf tea, indigenous to South Africa. Organically grown, locally sourced from ethical farmers committed to sustainable cultivation.

Common names: honeybush, sandveld honeybush (English); heuningbos (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Cyclopia genistoides

Eco-friendly, biodegradable, compostable packaging – inner corn-starch packet, outer kraft paper bag with tin tie, paper label with natural adhesive.




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Dried Herb Summary

Plant Summary

Endemic to the fynbos region, Honeybush makes a delicious tea, free of caffeine, low in tannins, and rich in antioxidants. Honeybush is said to help with a poor appetite, promote good  milk flow when breastfeeding, and generally support good health. Simmering for a few minutes can enhance the flavour.

Add 1-2 tsp of in 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 15  mins. Strain. Enjoy.Green (unfermented) honeybush is richer in antioxidants than regular (fermented) honeybush, and other green teas. Free of caffeine, and low in tannins, green honeybush makes a wonderful nurturing tea (and ice tea) that combines well with other Cape herbs like rooibos and buchu. Simmering for a few minutes will enhance the flavour.

Add 1-2 tsp of in 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 15  mins. Strain. Enjoy.

Creating a Herbal Infusion

Herbal teas are also known as infusions or tisanes. A herbal infusion is made by pouring boiling water over the herb material and allowing it to steep for a few minutes before straining. The amount of herb used depends on your taste preference and the purpose of the tea. A rough guide is 1-4 teaspoons per cup. Generally, use less if very bitter tasting and use more if intended as a fist-aid remedy. Herb material can often be reused 2-3 times before discarding it into the compost or garden. Freshly squeezed lemon juice and raw honey can be added to taste. Chill and add ice for a refreshing iced-tea. Explore different herbal combinations and create your own blends.


Our range of indigenous, organically-grown herbal teas are intended as part of an integrated approach to wellbeing. Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, nor replace prescribed medication. If on medication, pregnant, lactating, or undergoing surgery please consult your healthcare professional before using herbs.

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