2 Tasting Notes

drank Honeybush by Olive Grand
2 tasting notes

Very, very subtle, mild loose-leaf tea, even after steeping it for longer than the label recommends. Pleasant, but I like a little more entertainment for my tastebuds.
What flavour is there, is very nice. Main taste is, yes, honeyish, with a rich smokiness and cinnamon-y finish.

180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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This is some seriously good stuff. All the spices are culinary, I may just use the dry tea in a recipe sometime. Price is decent: box 20 bags for $1.99, about 10¢ per cup. The cat was curious so I let him lick a drop off my finger; I definitely wouldn’t do that with a caffeinated tea, but this is just spice.
I wouldn’t call it “Ruby red.” It’s more like a deep spice/clay red, Moroccan red. Beautiful colour, though. Henna fans should take note, this tea would be a good base water for it.
Taste is very gentle. I’m not a clove fan, but the only indication it’s there is a mild tingle on the tongue and the upper part of the throat.
I’ll have to to take away points for packaging the teabags in plastic, though >:( Yes, it protects the flavour but we need to cut back on plastic! Follow Celestial Seasonings’ example, wrap ’em in waxed paper.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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