100

Oh. My. Frogs. No. Grasshoppers. Great green gorgeous grasshoppers with minty orchids of Madagascan mirth. I think I just drank the secret of happiness.

This tea is perfect from start to finish. The dry leaf radiates the aroma of spearmint and what I’m guessing is honeybush underneath the fruity, complex vanilla bean, even through a plastic bag and sealed envelope. And-is that Tahitian vanilla?! A deep and awkwardly enthusiastic hug of thanks to Meghann M for swapping this with me.

I broke out my Scottish thistle china cup for this one. This grasshopper should feel right at home.
Habit is hard to break, so I steeped three sencha style infusions of four, four, and three ounces water for 8, 10, and fifteen minutes with a scant teaspoon of homemade Indonesian vanilla sugar in each and one chocolate covered cacao nib due to the small number of chips.

It didn’t need the sugar. It didn’t need ANYTHING.
Although the two kinds of vanilla (I’m assuming it’s Tahitian) could be part of why it came out so complex floral, fruity, and satisfying, like watching grasshoppers and spearmint bubblegum ice cream after a weekend of yard work. Or in this case, a warm, sweet cup of tea after hauling the garbage down the snow packed drive way, knowing it came from a new friend. Thanks again, by the way.

I have never spent so long smelling the bottom of my teacup in my life. I don’t know what I’m going to do when my small mint tin of this vanishes. Ooh and it’s tea time again. Where’s that strainer? I think it might still have a whiff left around it…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

Sounds AMAZING!

52teas

So… you liked it then? =)

Batrachoid

It is. Oh Buddha IT IS. I never thought my first 100 would go to a non-matcha but here it is! To a rooibos relative! The world makes no sense and I love it!

Batrachoid

@52teas: XD Yeah, just a smidge.

52teas

I’ve been thinking lately of pruning down some of our MySweetHoneybush blends. Maybe I should add this one when I remove a couple of others…

Batrachoid

Please do. I know people prbably request every blend you make to be reblended/ made permenant but this one is really a winner. I would order every month. Seriously.

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TeaEqualsBliss

Sounds AMAZING!

52teas

So… you liked it then? =)

Batrachoid

It is. Oh Buddha IT IS. I never thought my first 100 would go to a non-matcha but here it is! To a rooibos relative! The world makes no sense and I love it!

Batrachoid

@52teas: XD Yeah, just a smidge.

52teas

I’ve been thinking lately of pruning down some of our MySweetHoneybush blends. Maybe I should add this one when I remove a couple of others…

Batrachoid

Please do. I know people prbably request every blend you make to be reblended/ made permenant but this one is really a winner. I would order every month. Seriously.

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