honeybush and rooibos

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$2.50 to $24.99

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A nutrient rich blend of rooibos (Afrikaans for "red bush") and honey bush, two native South African shrubs. They grow only in the Cederburg mountain region of South Africa, and are harvested and prepared in much the same way as regular tea. **please note** we have recently made a little change to the name on the packaging from 'rooibos' to 'honeybush & rooibos' - but don't worry this is exactly the same blend - just a simple name change.

Louise Says

how does it taste?

An earthy, mahogany-coloured nectar that gives way to a subtly nutty flavour.

good if you're feeling

In need of some African sun? Who needs a safari break when a cup of this will give you that much-needed holiday feeling, being crammed with goodies to rid you of toxins and calm your system.

How we like it

Just before bedtime - with milk, this is the perfect evening drink.


Just cover one tea temple with boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water. Garnish with lemon

Brew Time

  • tea temple - 1 per person. Infuse in boiling water. Brew for 3+ minutes.

Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it.

Good to know

great taste 2019 1 star
  • Boiling Water
    Boiling Water
  • Brew for 3+ minutes
    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • Caffeine free
    Caffeine free
  • Calories 0
    0 calories per cup
  • what is in it?

    honeybush, rooibos

  • nutritional content per 100ml

    • 0 kcal
    • 0 sugar
    • 0 fat
    • trace carbohydrate
  • Allergens

    dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians & vegans. Made in a factory that handles nuts.

Customer Reviews

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* * * * * by Stefanie Kurzeder • 21st July 2016

“This tea is fantastic, it's great hot or iced!”

Perfect evening brew

* * * * * by Paul Rugman-Jones • 1st April 2015

“Great taste and caffeine free. I like mine with just a touch of milk in it”

Dissapointed - this is not Rooibos

* - - - - by Sian Steinberg • 22nd January 2013

“I was recently disappointed after ordering this tea in a John Lewis cafe. I'm a South African and I regularly drink Rooibos and therefore was very surprised when I instead received a cup of a Rooibos/Honeybush tea blend. I believe that this tea should be sold as such and not simply as Rooibos since the flavour profiles of these two teas are distinctly different.”


* * * * * by A • 24th October 2012

“Been using Rooibos for years, and it is brilliant. Is one of the main teas in South Africa
Just to note, its always been called Rooibos in SA, so not a new name
I prefer mine with no milk and a little bit of sugar”

Well I never!

* * * * * by Darren Holloway • 30th July 2012

“I really couldn't stand rooibos tea until I 'accidentally' tried this at a hotel. I asked for a decaf with breakfast and was served this. Intrigued, as I wasn't aware of a teapigs decaf, I contacted teapigs hq and was told it was rooibos (the lovely Becky even checked the hotel orders to confirm). Great tea, totally unlike any redbush I'd tried before. Will get a 50 box to supplement my Yorkshire decaf.”

Makes great iced tea

* * * * * by Nikki • 1st July 2012

“This is gorgeous made as iced tea with lemon juice and a little honey!”

honeybush and rooibos

* * * * * by Coreen Hayes • 1st December 2011

“my favourite teapig with the white tea being a close second.
Rooibos was never a palatable tea to me till I tried this one....absolutely gorgeous and the one I take to work to drink in my teapigs glass cup and saucer ... no sugar, just plain and it looks very pretty too”

Lovely comforting tea! mmmm yum

* * * * * by Jenna Kearn • 21st November 2011

“Really gorgeous tea, never bitter even if you do leave it to brew too long.

Naturally sweet enough so it's great if you're avoiding excess sugars - I personally don't think you need to add anything to it (except water of course!)

Cannot fault it, I love it!”

A Tasty Little Number...

* * * * * by Joanne Smith • 10th October 2011

“I've been experimenting with your rooibos tea. To start with I found I didn't like the taste, so I've been adding honey, I've settled on half a teaspoon, as it makes it sweeter but not sickly. Then, just now, I was making a mug, and was thinking as it was brewing how much it looked like ordinary black tea, so I figured I could probably put milk in it, but decided that would be boring, so I put cream in instead! It's made it look like milky tea, and it tastes somewhere between that and rice pudding! Nomnomnom... :)”


* * * * * by • 15th December 2010

“My favourite, so tasty! Makes a great change from black tea and healthier too. Would definitely recommend!”

Organic Honey Bush and Rooibos Tea

* * * * - by • 12th February 2010

“Very pleasant aroma and almost woody, earthy taste to this tea. Nice with a small amount of milk, but equally with none in at all. Very refreshing.”


* * * * - by • 30th January 2010

“Mmmm a full and rounded tea with a honey caress to any dry r sore throat. This is a nice first cuppa of the day kind of a tea, or a re-boot the afternoon drink.”

A great tea

* * * * * by • 12th January 2009

“Sweet, clean-tasting, delicious red tea, calming, soothing and refreshing.”

This is my favourite!

* * * * * by • 4th October 2008

“A lovely, refreshing cuppa for any time of day... delicious. And if you're being economical, one bag does 2 cups pretty well too!”

Honey bush and rooibos tea is exquisite

* * * * * by • 25th September 2008

“I'm smitten with this tea. I'm a new gal to the world of the temples and I love them. I can't drink caffeine and the world of herbal tea drinking got a whole load more exciting when I discovered Teapigs :-) The colour and taste of this tea is exquisite. Very refined taste with rich honey undertones - yummy! They arrived yesterday and I've already used 5 of them - all hail the world of the Teapigs and here's to Tea domination :-) Lots of love, S-A xx”

Helen Hickman

* * * * * by • 9th December 2007

“I have to say this has now become one of my favourites it's just perfect for the time of the year to calm and relax.”

Gorgeous earthy-tasting tea!

* * * * * by • 23rd November 2007

“This has got to be my new all-time favourite tea!! It's got a natural earthy taste to it with a very subtle smokey undertone. The first time I tried it I didn't think the honeybush rooibos was sweet and much preferred the natural sweetness of the caramel rooibos instead... having been drinking this tea for a few weeks now I've become completely hooked on the honeybush rooibos! Don't add milk to this; drink it as it is! Add a spoonful of low-calorie sweetener and this tea becomes highly addictive!!”

Honeybush and Rooibos - the queen of teas!

* * * * * by • 14th May 2007

“This tea is perfect; I've been a huge fan of rooibos and vanilla but this tea has taken rooibos infusions to another level.

It's a beautiful clean, clear tea with an undertone of rooibos. The honeybush adds wonderful depth and a comforting sweetness to the tea. Definately my new favourite!

The tea is far superior to any other tea that I have used, the flakes are HUGE and the tea temples enable them to roll around setting free the rich, golden amber.”

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