What is Shrub Tea?

If you are looking for something caffeine-free, healthy, and playful, we’ve got a shrub tea for you! Rooibos is a caffeine-free tea from the Cederberg mountains of South Africa. It is also known as the “red bush” and is harvested manually during summer. It is rich in minerals and antioxidants.

The “cousin” to rooibos is honeybush, which is found in a couple of our shrub tea blends. The name, honeybush, comes from the honey-like smell of the flowers. It tastes similar to rooibos, but with a sweeter, more smooth flavor. Another “shrub” we showcase is Lapacho, which doesn’t come from a shrub. Lapacho is the inner bark from the Pau d’ Arco tree, found in Central and South America. It is said to have healing properties; we just like the taste. If it makes us feel better, then aren’t we the lucky ones? 

Caffeine: none 


Steep at 205° degrees for 5 minutes.

Save Your Leaves

This loose leaf tea can be re-steeped twice.

Shrub Tea

Cup of Tea is your community tea house.  If you are looking for loose-leaf tea and ways to steep it, we have everything you need. You can also enjoy a pot of hot tea, a glass of iced tea, or a custom tea latte in our shop or on the go.