Botswana Honeybush

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Honeybush Tea
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Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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  • “So I've been putting off this last Bayswater tea for a few months now. The sandalwood is an interesting ingredient, but not one that yells, "Pick me! Pick me!" as I peruse my herbal tea tin. I felt...” Read full tasting note
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    cavocorax 1693 tasting notes
  • “Another one from *cavocorax* I'm not sure how i feel about this one yet...and i totally didn't pay attention to steeping time. It's got a honeybush woodsy, spicy taste to it. I like the orange...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This one's pretty mild, except for a spicy and subtly orange-sweet finish. It's very mellow with warming qualities, so it will be easy to drink the rest of. I don't think I'll get this again,...” Read full tasting note
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    CrowKettle 496 tasting notes
  • “Because Cavocorax said she wanted more flavour when she had the tea, I steeped it for more like 20 minutes. Maybe longer. The honeybush is quite strong, I think. I haven't really had enough to...” Read full tasting note
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From Bayswater Tea Co.

honeybush, sandalwood, orange, sunflowers.

2 heaping teaspoons for 1 cup of water. Steep 10-15 minutes.

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1693 tasting notes

So I’ve been putting off this last Bayswater tea for a few months now. The sandalwood is an interesting ingredient, but not one that yells, “Pick me! Pick me!” as I peruse my herbal tea tin. I felt sorry for it today, and gave it some love.

This is a decent tea. A bit of orange. A bit of wood. Sandwood of course too. It’s mild, but at 1:30 AM, I think mild is ok.

Yep. This is ok.
(Steeped for 10 min as directed. Also, I made another herbal the same time as this as I didn’t want to wait 10+ min for tea!)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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4923 tasting notes

Another one from cavocorax I’m not sure how i feel about this one yet…and i totally didn’t pay attention to steeping time. It’s got a honeybush woodsy, spicy taste to it. I like the orange and sandalwood flavouring….yep this is an interesting one. Different, not bad…and something i’m going to play with a bit and see where i end up feeling about haha thanks cavo!

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496 tasting notes

This one’s pretty mild, except for a spicy and subtly orange-sweet finish. It’s very mellow with warming qualities, so it will be easy to drink the rest of. I don’t think I’ll get this again, however. I’ll try steeping it for +15min next time to see if that yields more flavour.

Still glad I got the chance to try a sandalwood blend; I wasn’t aware that it’s sometimes used as a spice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
OMGsrsly

Sandalwood was used a lot in food during the middle ages and renaissance. Mostly as a red dye, IIRC.

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Because Cavocorax said she wanted more flavour when she had the tea, I steeped it for more like 20 minutes. Maybe longer.

The honeybush is quite strong, I think. I haven’t really had enough to determine what part of that is sandalwood and what part isn’t. The orange is very much in the background, but it came out a bit more with the addition of a tiny bit of honey.

I don’t know that I love this one, but it is pleasant enough. I think I’ll try it iced and cold steeped before I make a final decision.

It does smell good. The best worst idea would be to put it in a mesh bag and toss it in the bath…

Edit: I’m dumping this. I probably oversteeped it, and there’s a terrible sour aftertaste. :/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Cavocorax

Ok, so somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes then?

OMGsrsly

Yes. :) I will try 15, and ice some of it too. Tomorrow, though.

Fjellrev

Honeybush + 20 min steep sounds dangerous.

OMGsrsly

It was, Incendiare. It really was. As it cooled more it got really not tasty.

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Something is weird with this tea…perhaps it is the sandalwood. It is definitely tasty, for a honeybush/rooibos tea, but I think I’ll stick with Orange Blossom and Alpine Punch from Davids, or Nut n Honeybush from Della Terra.

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