Intaba Teas of Africa

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From the GCTTB. Red rooibos generally gets a ‘meh’ response from me at best, but the addition of the lemongrass livens things up a bit. It gives the tea a lemony flavour without any of the tart sourness that would accompany actual lemon fruit. So it’s not bad – but still not really something that I’d shell out money for.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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My lovely friend Walton brought this back from South Africa for me. It’s a delightful tea with a natural sweetness and a pleasant orangey tang. I enjoy it well steeped but if you give it a wee swish it tastes lovely and delicate. Very refreshing when cooled, but I like it right warm before my bed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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So I absolutely loved the “fall back” this morning. But now that it’s afternoon, and the sun is already starting to creep down, I’m feeling a major afternoon slump coming on. I let the tea randomizer (jaydee.net) pick out this tea. It took a few goes to pick a decaf that I had at my desk. It’s a good, basic, no-frills cup that’s amazingly soothing this afternoon.

Preparation
8 min or more

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I wanted something calm and frill-less. This fits the bill. It’s delicious and calm and yummy.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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When I poured a cup of this, Mama France said that it smelled like medicine. Since she’s still recovering from sedation, I’m not considering her opinion valid.

It’s a deep amber in color. It tastes equally of honeybush and rooibos. It’s a fantastic blend when you want something calm, soorthing, and basic. No flavorings, nothing fancy, just a good, delicious cup.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

Well that’s it for this tea. * sad-puppy face*

I love how no matter how long you steep this tea it never gets the bitter, over-steeped taste that tea does. I’ll definitely be looking around for more good honeybush teas in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

Yes, this tea is most definitely better with no milk and just a dash of honey.

Looks in the box

Woah, I only have one teabag left – how did that happen?!
XD

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Harney & Sons The Store

I really wish I wasn’t so lazy so I could at least have some tea to go with my insomnia… But at least now I know you feel sometimes ;-)

Jillian

LOL, geez man, you’ve got an entire company’s worth of high-quality teas at your fingertips! ;P

In my case I don’t think it’s insomnia so much as the fact that I’m a night-owl by nature. I sleep as much as other people do, just at a different time than most. ;)

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

I have no idea why I’m doing this….okay maybe I do, I’m just not sure about the wisdom of it. When I was reading up about honeybush tea a couple days ago I came across info that said that the British used to drink this as a tea substitute – complete with milk and sugar. Thus I felt compelled to add some milk to my honeybush and see if they were onto something – or just on something.

The colour the tea turned…I don’t even know what to call the colour. It’s a sort of pinkish, greyish, brown shade – very appetizing. D:

Fortunately, it tastes better than it looks. It reminds me of a very light black tea (maybe a Ceylon) with some berry flavour added to it. Not horrible, but it still pretty much killed the unique flavour that honeybush has. I think I’ll keep drinking it plain, thank you very much!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

I’m reading up (ie. Googling) on the historical uses and health benefits of honeybush tea. Interesting stuff – aparently it’s thought by the San people of South Africa to be good for helping minor stomach and skin aliments, as well as aiding sleep, and acting as an expectorant for respiratory infections. :)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

This makes a great bedtime cuppa. I skipped the honey this time so the flavour was more ripe-berry than golden honey, but I love this tea in any form.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

I remember having a conversation with someone on Steepster to the effect that honeybush tea can help with coughs and other respiratory problems. I hope it’s true, because my cold just won’t bloody GO AWAY!

It does seem to soothe my irritated throat at least. Mmmm honey. :)

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’m sick too… and a headache just set in.

sophistre

My experience of it was that it helped to reduce that thick, sluggish feeling in my mouth and throat that came from too much congestion…sort of like…sweeping out the cobwebs. It’s an expectorant (reputedly), so whether this will increase or decrease your cough may depend upon how mild an expectorant or how congested your pipes are, I imagine. It didn’t give me any trouble last time I was sick, though!

Jillian

@Sophistre: That’s great to know, thanks! :)

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

Meh, not feeling very well right now. Here’s hoping this helps a little bit, I’m going to bed right after I drink this. :(

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Hyrulehippie

Oh no :( Best recovery wishes!

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

Drank this with a touch of honey again. When it’s brewing it has an almost berry-like scent to it which is very pleasent.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

Wow, just adding about a teaspoon (or less, I didn’t exactly measure) of wildflower honey really brings out the natural sweet, honey flavour of this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Okay…this kinda freaks me out! I saw this on the shelf yesterday and had it in my hand and put it back only because of the amount of tea I have at work and at home in my stash. I have never tried tea from this company and I am now thinking about going back and buying it. Thanks for posting!

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
1632 tasting notes

I like this, it has a natural, almost fruity sweetness to it while still having a pleasent, mildly herbal taste and fragrance. BTW Honeybush isn’t rooibos despite a slight similarity in taste (though I find honeybush much smoother and less tart), they’re two completely unrelated species of plants.

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