2 tsp for 500mL water, steeped 6 minutes. Rating: 88.

Wow! Serious honey, and, as another reviewer has noted, something fuzzy, like pollen and like bees themselves. I love honeybush but find it can get a bit monotonous on its own; here, blended, it nearly steals the show. Delicious without being sickly sweet. I do not taste the mate at all, though I can just pick out the green rooibos, which I quite like and have gotten fond of in the Super Chocolate blend. I am waiting for any mate buzz, which would be very welcome today. A very clean finish, no cloy, no bitterness. So far, win win.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

I do find a subtle but long-lasting mate lift from this tisane. It’s too rich to brew in a gourd, I think, though I might try it someday.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Aaaaand … an unfinished cup left in my study overnight makes the study smell really nice in the morning.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

I do find a subtle but long-lasting mate lift from this tisane. It’s too rich to brew in a gourd, I think, though I might try it someday.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Aaaaand … an unfinished cup left in my study overnight makes the study smell really nice in the morning.

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