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This tea has me a little frightened. It’s a honeybush, which I hear is very similar to rooibos. Rooibos and I don’t get along. I knew there was a probable chance of receiving a honeybush blend with my 52teas Tea of the Week Plan. But I also had heard so many good reviews of 52teas that I figured it was worth the risk.

And overall, I’m a very happy customer. All their blends are unique and delicious. And I’ve found while perusing my credit card statement that I’ve bought a lot more than just the 6 teas that came with my subscription.

But enough stalling. On to the honeybush tea! The dry leaves smell of raspberry and banana and slightly medicinal. The brewed tea aroma is still raspberry, but the medicinal quality has gotten stronger. I feel dread as I sniff the aroma. I want to like this; I do! But I’m not so sure…

Okay, time to sip it…Wow, actually I mostly just taste raspberry with an aftertaste of banana. Thank God! I really thought this was going to be awful (no offense to 52teas). With the second sip, I’m convinced that 52teas could blend just about anything and make it wonderful!

I mean really, I don’t even particularly like raspberry or banana-flavored things. And don’t get me wrong, the tea nails these flavors. Yet somehow, I find myself enjoying the cup. Insanity. Simply insanity. What is this world coming to?

That being said, if anyone would like a sample, I’m more than happy to share.

Did I mention that 52teas has done a popular tea revival? Check out their in stock blends to see a couple favorites return to your life. The world is a happier, brighter place with their rebirth.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Mercuryhime

I learned to like honeybush because of 52teas. I am wary of banana flavored things since they just taste weird to me. I would like to try this and see how Frank dies banana. Perhaps a swap?

Ninavampi

I am sooo happy about the revival! I put in a second order of pancake and ordered 2 cinnamon roll expecting to love it!

Also, I would love to try the raspberry banana. I would love to swap if there is anything I have that you might like! Also, if you are willing to deal with the whole me being so far away thing…

TeaBrat

@Ninavampi – I went to the 52 teas website and did not see any cinnamon roll. where are you finding yours?

CHAroma

You have to click the In Stock! button, not the Most Recent Creations button. Here’s a link: http://www.52teas.com/in-stock/

Ninavampi

@Amy oh – Yep! CHAroma is right. I found it there : ). Right now there are still 10 Cinnamon Roll and 7 Pancake.

TeaBrat

found it, thanks!

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Mercuryhime

I learned to like honeybush because of 52teas. I am wary of banana flavored things since they just taste weird to me. I would like to try this and see how Frank dies banana. Perhaps a swap?

Ninavampi

I am sooo happy about the revival! I put in a second order of pancake and ordered 2 cinnamon roll expecting to love it!

Also, I would love to try the raspberry banana. I would love to swap if there is anything I have that you might like! Also, if you are willing to deal with the whole me being so far away thing…

TeaBrat

@Ninavampi – I went to the 52 teas website and did not see any cinnamon roll. where are you finding yours?

CHAroma

You have to click the In Stock! button, not the Most Recent Creations button. Here’s a link: http://www.52teas.com/in-stock/

Ninavampi

@Amy oh – Yep! CHAroma is right. I found it there : ). Right now there are still 10 Cinnamon Roll and 7 Pancake.

TeaBrat

found it, thanks!

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Entering the sweet blissful world of tea aromas!

Having discovered this website at the end of July 2011, I’m so excited to share my tea adventures with all of you! I grew up with my grandmother serving Twining’s English Breakfast with cream and sugar.

But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

With a world of teas to discover, I was inspired to keep a tea journal to record my thoughts and new favorites. Let’s get brewing!


My ratings are completely subjective and 100% my opinion. All ratings are given in relation to each other (ie. teas are rated in the order of my enjoyment of them). Therefore, my ratings will constantly change as I try more teas.


I love swapping!!! If you see something in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message. If you’d like to trade, anything on my shopping list will do or feel free to send something else entirely. I’m willing to try almost anything (although I’m not really a fan of honeybush, red rooibos, pu’erh, Lapsang Souchong, & banana-flavored teas).

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