Honeysuckle Tea

Honeysuckle is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory herb that clears internal heat and relieves toxicity. It's also effective against acne, because of its ability to inhibit bacterial growth. Teasenz is proud to present you the highest quality wild grown honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica) with a refreshing aftertaste, handpicked by our tea masters.

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It can never hurt to stock up some honeysuckle tea as this Chinese herb works effectively against a cold or flu according to Chinese medicine.

Where is honeysuckle tea from?

Honeysuckle tea, also known as 'Jin Yin Hua' (金银花) is a herb native to China, Japan, and Korea, but now grown all over the world. Due to the high popularity of this herb in China, it's not always easy to find high quality stock. The Teasenz team travelled straight to the source, situated in Yuanyang village in Henan province, to hand-pick only the highest grade available. 

The latin term for our honeysuckle specie is 'Lonicera Japonica,' which is the generally consumed in China and applied in traditional Chinese medicine practice.

Brewing guide

This Chinese herbal tea is very forgiving when it comes to brewing. Simpy add 2 or 3 grams of honeysuckle in your mug and steep it with hot water for about 2 minutes before you take a sip. The good news is that the flowers can at least be steeped for another round. For the second steep, increase the brewing time to 4 minutes.

Tip: Consider getting an affordable tea infuser mug or tea strainer to improve the brewing experience.

Honey, lemon and mint!

Who says healthy herbs are boring? What many people don't know is that the tea liquor derived from honeysuckle is actually an excellent base for a delicious moroccan mint (but better!). Simply steep honeysuckle together with some mint leaves based on the brewing guide above.

Based on personal preference one can sweeten the tea with honey or squeeze some lemon in the tea for additional flavor. Honey is especially recommended if you are planning to make an iced tea. The flowery aroma and honey flavor are a perfect match!

How do I detox with wild honeysuckle tea?

Wild Honeysuckle tea can help to clean the body by flushing out harmful toxins that accumulate over time.When toxins are released from the body, the immune system is boosted and energy levels are increased. The wild honeysuckle herb has been praised for its detoxifying and medicinal properties. Moreover, it has been used to treat a variety of ailments, such as ulcers, sore throats, fevers and infections. One can easily detoxify and improve overall health by sipping some tasty wild honeysuckle tea.

Why is honeysuckle tea so popular in China?

Honeysuckle tea is powerful in battling a variety of ailments, and is very soothing. Since it clears heat, the tea is used to fight fevers, ulcers, sore throats, and skin infections. Honeysuckle is an excellent way to cool and detoxify the body naturally.

In addition, the tea offers relief from nausea, respiratory issues, headaches, and harmful bacteria. The tea is strong in reducing these afflictions because it is full of vitamin C, salicylic acid, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and other essential nutrients.

Many people enjoy the slight vanilla taste to honeysuckle tea, and the scent is so pleasant that the herb is sometimes used in aromatherapy.

Additional Info
Additional Info
Steeping time 4-5 min
Steeping temperature 100 °C - 212 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 2.5 tbsp
Tea Year 2020
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content caffeine free
Tea Region Yuanyang Village
Tea Province Henan
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 金银花
Customer Reviews (3)
Fresh! I'm Addicted.
I initially bought this tea to fight inflammation that caused my flu, but even though I am completely recovered, I have continued to drink honeysuckle on a daily basis. As a first time flower tea drinker I didn't know what to expect, but the more I drank this the better I could taste the amazing freshness. Full score deserved. Review by Jessica F. (Posted on 10/7/2014)
Works against acne
My first impression is that it has nutty and flowery aroma. The flower aroma kind of reminds me of that of a chrysanthemum flower tea, but slightly stronger. The taste of this tea refreshing and it gives you a pleasantly sweet mouthfeel that lasts for a few minutes.
Besids what matters most for me is that my skin got better as I got my acne quiet well under control.

Well worth the price. 70 gram can brew about 30 mugs.
Review by Natasha F. (Posted on 6/24/2014)
quiet refreshing
I found it slightly price, but the taste is good. I expected something bitter, but actually it tastes quiet fresh. The first brew didn't go well because the water wasn't at boiling point, but I got a perfect brew during the second steep. Review by Daarun (Posted on 9/10/2013)
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