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drank Honey Yuzu by Tea Forte
472 tasting notes

My first tea with yuzu in it! And forgive me if I’m describing it funny, I have no clue what it’s supposed to taste like.

The bag smells like real honey, but also something very sour and sort of fruity. It’s a confusing scent. Part of me wants to taste it, and the other part of me wants to wash my hair with it. As it steeps, the water changes to a sunny yellowish tan and smells more like toasted fruit, maybe lemon. Really trusting you here, Tea Forte!

The flavor is surprisingly pleasant after a little sweetener. Sure, it’s a little strange, but it’s basically like a lemon and honey green tea. Only the lemon is yuzu, maybe yuzu peel. I believe the bee pollen is what’s making the honey aspect seem toasty. As usual with Tea Forte’s flavored greens, the actual tea aspect is buried and hard to detect. All that’s there is a bit of bitterness in the finish. But this isn’t as terrible to me as it seems to have been for other Steepsterites. I wouldn’t buy it again, since it’s not really my thing, but it’s not awful.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I thought this was strange too.

JC

I love Yuzu!!! Though it is hard to handle. Your description seems about right. Its a small but strong, citric and bitter fruit. Used the right way can taste amazing. A bit more than needed and its to the trash can. Sorbet with Yuzu is great.

Bonnie

It’s this particular teabag that I thought was weak but who knows how long it had been sitting on the store shelve.

JC

Yuzu is mostly aromatic like most citric fruits, so if it was in the store for a long time I can see how that affected the taste. That’s what I ‘hate’ about some citrus teas, you can have an amazing time or the worse ever. To me there are very few things than the taste of faded citrus, to me it taste like the rind instead of the ‘peel’.

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Bonnie

I thought this was strange too.

JC

I love Yuzu!!! Though it is hard to handle. Your description seems about right. Its a small but strong, citric and bitter fruit. Used the right way can taste amazing. A bit more than needed and its to the trash can. Sorbet with Yuzu is great.

Bonnie

It’s this particular teabag that I thought was weak but who knows how long it had been sitting on the store shelve.

JC

Yuzu is mostly aromatic like most citric fruits, so if it was in the store for a long time I can see how that affected the taste. That’s what I ‘hate’ about some citrus teas, you can have an amazing time or the worse ever. To me there are very few things than the taste of faded citrus, to me it taste like the rind instead of the ‘peel’.

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I prefer black teas, but I’m trying to broaden my horizons. My favorites tend to be yunnan tips, earl grey, golden monkey, chai, and keemun. My favorite add-ons are plum, cinnamon, coconut, apple, raspberry, bergamot, cucumber, sage, vanilla, and caramel.

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