This is my first unflavored honeybush, and I think I like it! Bear with me as I do my best to describe this taste that I’ve never had before.
Piping hot, it isn’t overly sweet, and the sweetness that is there tastes more like raw honey than than the “Eww! Straight-up sugar water” taste of a recently-tried flavored honeybush.
As it cools a tiny bit (but certainly still hot), the flavor seems a bit more complex. I get that slight “woodiness” that others have written about, with a tiny touch of sweetness at the back of my throat. Post-sip, it leaves a sort of juicy flavor that I really can’t describe.
But my favorite thing about this cup is the way it smells. I didn’t notice much fragrance in the dry leaves, but now that it’s steeped, my mug smells sweet & sour and like just ever-so-lightly rained-on shaved wood bedding/chips… but in a very good way! It’s a pretty awesome and comforting scent.
As soon as this cup is empty, I’m going try mixing some with Dewy Cherry to see if I can get a sweet, tart, and mild woodsy brew. WIll post tasting notes on how it turns out!