Honeybush (Cyclopia) is another excellent caffeine-free tea from Africa. The taste is sweet with notes of apricot.
It contains a high amounts of vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) is a native shrub to the Cape of South Africa. This plant was first documented is the 1700s and since then it has kept a pretty low profile and its use was previously isolated to the natives of the region.
Honeybush is traditionally used to treat coughs. This can be explained in part, by its content of pinitol, a modified sugar (a methyl group replaces hydrogen in one position of glucose — see diagram below) which is an expectorant.
Detailed information on Honeybush can be found here.