Honeybush Haze

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Honeybush Rooibos Blend
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Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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  • “I am a fan of this honeybush! Having a cup of this tonight in an effort to drink up some of my close to being finished teas! 166 teas left to go! I'm stupidly aiming for getting down to 150 by...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4923 tasting notes
  • “The November Amoda box came today! (Well, technically ... yesterday, since it's now after midnight) I was so excited to see that all three teas were from companies I hadn't tried teas from...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4401 tasting notes
  • “I am finding that I like honeybush far more than rooibos. This is a really nice tea with excellent apple crumb cake like flavor. Not so sure about the apricot but that is okay this is a nice yummy...” Read full tasting note
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    azzrian 807 tasting notes
  • “Another sample from *Sil*, thanks! This definitely didn't smell like any honeybush blend I'd had before, so naturally I nabbed a sample to try, and I'm glad I did! This is quite interesting:...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2246 tasting notes

From Amoda Tea

What’s in it
Green honeybush, hazelnuts, green rooibos, apple, raisins, natural flavouring.

Where it’s from
Honeybush tea is made from the leaves, stems and flowers of the honeybush plant – an indigenous flowering plant found exclusively in South Africa. Honeybush is grown in small, rural areas in the Eastern Cape region. Harvesting honeybush is labour intensive, as it is mainly grown wild and is therefore an important economic activity in these rural areas.

How it tastes to us
Like apple crumble with a hazelnut topping – without the calories! Green honeybush is the main ingredient creating strong aromatics and a sweet apricot flavour. Combined with the dried apple, this tea offers a lingering sweetness. It’s full-bodied and sweet. And yes… there’s raisins in your tea.

Why we chose it
Honeybush is closely related to Rooibos, has the same crazy nutrients and health benefits, but not the widespread popularity. This is owed mainly to the small size of production, so it’s not as easy to find in our local tea shops. (There’s green rooibos in this blend as well, which is not as common as oxidized red rooibos). Honeybush has been said to help relieve tension, irritability and insomnia and aid in digestion. It also contains anti-oxidants, those free-radical fighters, to keep you looking young. To top it all off, Honeybush contains a slew of vitamins and minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, sodium and vitamin C.

How we steep it
Honeybush is easy to brew and very forgiving. Just bring your water to a full boil and follow the guide above. Steep for at least five minutes, but you can experiment with longer. Take it up to ten if you really want to.

When we drink it
In the evening when we’re craving a dessert top-up. Honeybush is caffeine-free so it won’t keep you awake at night. This is a great one to drink with your kids.

Why we like these guys
Amoda worked with a Certified Tea Sommelier from one of Canada’s top tea importers to bring you this tea. Like all of our tea blenders, they source directly from origin. They take a socially-responsible approach to sourcing – meaning, they make long-term commitments, knowledge-share with their partners and offer fair pricing. They also work with certified organic growers, Fair Trade producers and offer Rainforest Alliance Certified teas whenever possible. Kudos.

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I am a fan of this honeybush! Having a cup of this tonight in an effort to drink up some of my close to being finished teas! 166 teas left to go! I’m stupidly aiming for getting down to 150 by next weekend before the girls and the tea shows up, but i’m betting that won’t happen. At least I know my cupboard is getting to a more manageable point :)

This tea is pretty nice as far as non black teas are concerned. I wouldn’t drink it every day but the flavours that are blending together here create a nice sweet, creamy tea that would be fantastic throughout the fall.

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The November Amoda box came today! (Well, technically … yesterday, since it’s now after midnight) I was so excited to see that all three teas were from companies I hadn’t tried teas from previously … including this one which was blended by the people at Amoda!

This smells amazing. It really smells like warm apple crumble! And it tastes like it too. Sweet, apple-y, and nutty. I love that they used green honeybush and rooibos in this blend – it gives a slight nutty flavor but more of a fruity tone – although the oxidized leaves might have created an interesting flavor too. Overall, it tastes sweet, light and yummy! Very dessert-y.

Edited to add: Correction … this tea wasn’t blended by Amoda, but, chosen by a Tea Sommelier based upon the company’s personality. It’s still an amazing tea!

Sil

Now you have me excited….though I’m a little sad that someone in the us was able to get their box before me booooo lol

Amoda

Canada Post is so slow! I can’t believe you haven’t received your box yet Sil!

Thank you LiberTEAS for setting up the page for this tea! We really need to find the time to get more active on Steepster! It’s well worth it.

Helena

The US will always get it before us Sil except with DT because they’re in Canada and so we get it faster than the US. Be patient it will come.

LiberTEAS

Amoda Tea is in Canada too. But I am in Washington State, so I’m not really very far. :)

Sil

Helena – not always! Mostly since amoda is in BC i hoped i might get it earlier than some of the folks in the us. :) I did receive it though I’ve been too busy to be able to give new teas my focus so I’ve tried to hold off for a bit heh

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I am finding that I like honeybush far more than rooibos. This is a really nice tea with excellent apple crumb cake like flavor. Not so sure about the apricot but that is okay this is a nice yummy cup. I would order this to have around for those late night tea cravings when I really should not have more tea.

Sil

Amoda has made some pretty good choices for their tea boxes IMO.

Azzrian

I think so too so far.

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Another sample from Sil, thanks!

This definitely didn’t smell like any honeybush blend I’d had before, so naturally I nabbed a sample to try, and I’m glad I did! This is quite interesting: nutty and fruity, kind of like… an apple muesli? Or… nutty apple oatmeal? I’m getting a bit of spice alongside the flavour as well, which is quite nice, and as I can’t say that I’ve tried green honeybush or green rooibos straight, I can’t define exactly what they are contributing. But certainly nothing negative.

This is a pretty good, tasty caffeine-free blend! Due to the apple crumble/pie/oatmeal flavouring it makes me think it’s a great blend for autumn evenings. A tea I’d happily drink again (although, I cleverly also only picked up a cup’s worth of this one so it’s a SIPDOWN!!!!!)

ETA: Second infusion is much like the first, and in half the water I can’t really say that it has even lost much flavour! What’s driving me bonkers though is that there’s something about it that tastes ridiculously familiar, and I can’t place it. Like, the skin of a baked apple with brown sugar/margarine in the core. But, I swear said thing I’m imagining also has nuts in it (which I find confusing as I don’t often eat food with nuts in it, not for any reason except that other people are often not fond of such things). Ok, I’m rambling, perhaps someday I’ll figure this mystery out…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Just got this amazing tea in the mail today. Let’s start this off by saying that it smells like a dream come true. It smells the way that you feel when you hold armfuls upon armfuls of fluffy kittens. I passed this beauty to everyone on my dorm’s floor to sniff.
Now for drinking, it’s so good. It’s sweet at first, followed by a gorgeous nutty after taste and a happy feeling in one’s throat.
Really dig this tea.
Like, a lot.

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Been meaning to add a tasting note on this for awhile. It’s magnificent, especially for a caffeine-free offering, which I don’t do often. Very similar to a rooibos in flavor, but sweeter. Honeybush is really an area of tea I need to explore more, especially after liking this one so much, and I’m sad there’s not much left in the packet.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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