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I don’t know what I’m tasting here, but it tastes almost like an herbal tea. Whatever it is, it is light and muted. Having read the reviews, I was stoked to taste the crust and everything, but I don’t…I don’t think. I think I can pick out the strawberry and cinnamon, but boy is it is a stretch. It’s hard for me to pinpoint any particular flavour. I think my next batch will be a bit more leaf and a longer steep time. I may have under steeped and used too little leaf for the batch. Or, my taste buds are still in disarray from burning my tongue on hot tea yesterday, or having hot wings tonight, though I waited a bit for my mouth to cool down, and had some potato chips to bland things up a bit more (the wings were really hot!).

I’m gonna give this another try, another day, but thanks to Jenn for sending this to me. I’m pretty stoked to have some caffeine free options, and I like that the honeybush isn’t as strong as the rooibos.

This is pleasant as a beverage, but I’m reserving rating til a further steeping, when hopefully, the real flavour will pop, and I can more accurately review this.

Jessie

Oh no! Burnt tongues are the worst.

I like to steep the flavoured honeybushes nice and long, personally, so that might indeed help. I can see this being pretty light otherwise.

Amariel

I’ve added more leaf to the existing, made sure the water was nice and hot, and gave it a good 8-10 minutes, though it is still too hot. The colour is definitely darker than before, so we’ll see.

Amariel

My taste buds must be off, because I’m tasting something akin to licorice now. And still a not very defined flavour. Nothing that shouts out I’M STRAWBERRY PIE to me though.

Jessie

Strange! I got a weird taste from mine last time I had it, but I haven’t been drinking it much. I wonder if it’s changed over time. I should try some again.

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Jessie

Oh no! Burnt tongues are the worst.

I like to steep the flavoured honeybushes nice and long, personally, so that might indeed help. I can see this being pretty light otherwise.

Amariel

I’ve added more leaf to the existing, made sure the water was nice and hot, and gave it a good 8-10 minutes, though it is still too hot. The colour is definitely darker than before, so we’ll see.

Amariel

My taste buds must be off, because I’m tasting something akin to licorice now. And still a not very defined flavour. Nothing that shouts out I’M STRAWBERRY PIE to me though.

Jessie

Strange! I got a weird taste from mine last time I had it, but I haven’t been drinking it much. I wonder if it’s changed over time. I should try some again.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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