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Hmm… I’m almost afraid to post this, but as a coconut lover, this tea didn’t meet my expectations. I thought that I’d be LOVING this one.

The scent is extraordinary. Coconutty, decadent, rich. I’m imagining a piña colada tea style.

Boiling/5 min – The scent is filling the room. I’m really anticipating taking a sip, and then I do. Hm. Another sip. I’m not transported to my tropical isle. Another sip. Okay, I decide to set it aside and let it cool a bit. I come back to it and sip yet again. I wasn’t mistaken; this tea isn’t meeting my hopes and dreams. It’s good, but I think it’s the honeybush that is throwing me off. I’m really, really wishing this had a green tea base, or maybe even oolong. I’m just not tasting tea and it’s leaving me feeling empty inside. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not horrible, it’s just that with all the hype, I was expecting a fantasy-achieving tea. I can taste the toasted coconut (nice), the cheesecake (a slight tartness, yum), but the tea… ((sigh)) Where is the tea?

Did I mention the beautiful aroma? Ah!! It’s like edible suntan lotion. Yum.

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threewhales

Honeybush is something I have just gotten into. But, I wondered about this blend. Have you tried 52 teas Strawberry Pie? tastes just like strawberries!
I too teach middle school, 8th grade science. It will be nice to have someone here to share stories!
Also, do you have any idea when the book club~second steep is going to kick off?

QuiltGuppy

I’ve never been a fan of rooibos and wondered how I’d feel about honeybush as I had heard there were similarities. I don’t know either well enough to compare them, but there was something about this one that felt like it was missing. I was really hoping to have found a new favorite.

Twing and I were looking through the book and thinking that maybe by this weekend. We wanted to allow enough time for everyone to get it. We’re thinking about three chapters a week with questions to discuss on the weekends. It’s just been difficult to organize in the beginning. We’ll get it going, though! :)

Ah… middle school. I love teaching it. I just wish I didn’t have so many preps. It leaves no time for relaxing and one of my classes is totally new, so I’m writing the curriculum as we progress through the trimester. I think it’s a great age, though. Lots of great kids! (And funny stories!)

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threewhales

Honeybush is something I have just gotten into. But, I wondered about this blend. Have you tried 52 teas Strawberry Pie? tastes just like strawberries!
I too teach middle school, 8th grade science. It will be nice to have someone here to share stories!
Also, do you have any idea when the book club~second steep is going to kick off?

QuiltGuppy

I’ve never been a fan of rooibos and wondered how I’d feel about honeybush as I had heard there were similarities. I don’t know either well enough to compare them, but there was something about this one that felt like it was missing. I was really hoping to have found a new favorite.

Twing and I were looking through the book and thinking that maybe by this weekend. We wanted to allow enough time for everyone to get it. We’re thinking about three chapters a week with questions to discuss on the weekends. It’s just been difficult to organize in the beginning. We’ll get it going, though! :)

Ah… middle school. I love teaching it. I just wish I didn’t have so many preps. It leaves no time for relaxing and one of my classes is totally new, so I’m writing the curriculum as we progress through the trimester. I think it’s a great age, though. Lots of great kids! (And funny stories!)

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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