S. African herb similar to Rooibos in appearance though a bit sweeter in aroma & taste. Consumed for centuries by the indigenous people, this calming herb reputedly staves off hunger & reduces water retention. The flowers in bloom give off a pleasant honey perfume - hence the name. Indigenous to the Eastern Cape region (southern tip) of South Africa.
1. Fill kettle with fresh water, then heat.
2. Warm your teapot with a little hot water, discard, place your tea leaves in teapot, allowing heat of the pot to release bouquet of the tea leaves.
3. Heat water to rolling boil (212°). Steep 1 teaspoon (2.5 g/8 oz. cup) up to 5 minutes.
*Vary time according to taste, & remember that steeping tea leaves beyond 5 mins does not contribute to flavor, only bitterness.