Our tea range
We are registered from selecting superior plant, material and operating extensive tea plantations to processing and packaging.
Tag-less teabags (Cyclopia Intermedia)
Traditionally it was called vleitea and now it is only available for export market, we also want part of that market and ensure that it is affordable for the locals at an affordable price for its health benefits.
Origin of the product’s ingredients.
Although the earliest record of the early Cape colonists using honeybush tea as a medicinal plant dates back to 1830, South Africa’s honeybush industry is still relatively young. Honeybush is a uniquely South African herbal tea and endemic to the fynbos region. Most of South Africa’s honeybush crop comes from people harvesting wild- growing honeybush, especially Cyclopia intermedia (“bergtee”). A small, but growing number of farmers grow specific species, such as Cyclopia subternata (“vleitee”) and Cyclopia genistoides (“kustee”, also known as coastal tea) commercially
It is an excellent source of flavonoids, polyphenols, phenolics, and other antioxidants. It is made from the leaves and stems of the indigenous Cyclopia shrub that grows in areas ranging from Piketberg (in the Western Cape) to Port Elizabeth (in the Eastern Cape).. Each of the 23 known honeybush species – all belonging to the genus Cyclopia – has a characteristic distribution in nature. Some species prefer sandy, coastal plains, while others flourish on cool, moist mountain slopes.
Both fermented (oxidised) and unfermented (green) honeybush teas are produced for global markets. Consumers are increasingly interested in honeybush tea because of its unique flavour and health properties. Honeybush can also be used in value-added foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.
Howard Barends (Operation) 076 217 8127
James Barends (Production) 078 650 7323
Channon Hector (Admin) 073 877 2088
Frederick Schroeder (Marketing) 064 632 4861
Prince Vincent Building | Room 12 |
Church Street | Oudshoorn | 6620