Buchu is rich in essential oils and makes a fabulously refreshing tea with a minty-fruity, slightly bitter flavour. Try straight, or with a little honey and/or lemon to taste. Buchu blends beautifully with other Cape herbs and is delicious as an iced tea.
Infusion: 1-4 tsp of buchu leaf per cup. Steep covered for 10 mins. Strain. Enjoy. Can reuse leaves 2-3 times.
Safety: Agathosma betulina is the preferred variety, but it is still advised to avoid the use of buchu preparations during pregnancy and lactation.