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Empress Tea House

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drank Hunny by Empress Tea House
984 tasting notes

I had enough of this left last night from my large teapot to make a flask of iced tea, so It had cooled down and been put into the fridge until nice and cold. I prepared myself and took a sip but all I could really taste was the Rooibos. I tried to like the flavour of Rooibos by itself but it’s just too chemical like and odd for my pallet. The honey is more like a thick treacle that is less sweet and very subtle compared to the pure thickness of the Rooibos. So iced this tea just isn’t working for me, but looking back I don’t recall being a major fan of any iced Rooibos teas. Maybe I just don’t like them iced period.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Hunny by Empress Tea House
1363 tasting notes

Great Canadian TTB

I got really excited when I saw this because I had an amazing honey rooibos tea a little while back. This does not compare to that though. It is nice but it has a much stronger rooibos flavor and though it is sweet, I am not sure if I would immediately recognize it as “honey”. Nonetheless, I am glad I got to try it so thank you AshleyElizabeth for including it in the box.

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drank Hunny by Empress Tea House
984 tasting notes

Thank you ashleyelizabeth for this tea.

This Rooibos smells very thick and treacle rather than honey but it still has that nice sweetness I was expecting. Putting that aside it at least smells natural and sweet enough that it may tone down the Rooibos.

A long 8-9 minute steep later and it smells much sweeter and honeyed, purer than the raw scent. It’s a little softer too so it is honey rather than treacle now.

Flavour is light, sweet and wonderfully honeyed. It tastes as pure as it smells and covers the Rooibos very nicely, so there are no chemical or strange flavours from the Rooibos at all (as there sometimes can be). It’s not overly sweet but at a nice level for myself and it leaves a lovely honey after taste.

Very happy I got to try this one, it’s very nice and I’m lucky to have enough to last me a while. :) I imagine it would be nice iced too, will have to try that.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 5 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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drank Hunny by Empress Tea House
240 tasting notes

Great Canadian Travelling Tea Box

This one is pretty nice. As the name suggests, this has a nice light honey flavor and aroma. I don’t find the rooibos overpowering but I happen to like the taste of it. It’s not something I would keep around, but it was fun to try! I added a touch of sweetener to my mug to help bring out the flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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