Sunday, June 4, 2017

Honeybush Tea

I took this photo while on pastoral visitation, of a jar of honeybush tea or cyclopia. Although there are many varieties of this tea, it is rare, and endemic only to South Africa in the south. It is similar in taste to rooibos tea, only sweeter. Some varieties cannot be cultivated, only harvested in the wild. This may have to do with some kind of symbiosis, perhaps with insects. OBSERVATION: Some local homes keep this tea continually simmering on the stove, so that the whole house is filled with the aroma.

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