so i open my sample tin and all i can think is “tiny wood chips” lol. my sleep schedual is all crazy because of my sprained ankle and me laying on the couch bumming it all day (seance saturday the 2nd) i wanted something non caffinated because im wired from Ricky’s pu-erh tuo cha he sent me. holy strong lol but earthy.
on to the honeybush well the dry leaves? chips? gah what do i call it? they smelt woody and sweet with a somewhat fruity back note but almost non existent so poured some of it into a paper filter tossed it in one of the mugs i hate (there boring and not fun like all my others) poured the hot water in and watched the water turn burgundy! the tea itself smells the same as the chippies (thats what ive decided to call them) but it tastes much sweeter than i expected with such a woody smell. the first flavor i get is the woody then as it sits on my tounge i get sweet almost a creamy/sugary/honey sweetness and after i swallow it leaves a fruity taste :) i only added 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar to bring that middle flavor out a bit and it helped to amplify the sweetness and the fruityness but still keeping that woody flavor…i think i like the woody taste :)
the steep time asked for 7mins but 1- i couldn’t wait that long. and 2- i thought i used too much in the paper filter so i was afraid it would be bitter.