Received a generous sized free sample from Not Just Tea. Smells so beautiful THROUGH the bag even! This is the best vanilla flavor to date, and while I believe I recently said that about another vanilla tea from another company I have to say this tops that. Now I am not very experienced with honeybush tea so I am not really sure how to judge this as I really don’t know what I am looking for in honeybush itself however, I do love this tea.
Its very sweet.
Creamy full mouthfeel.
No astringency whatsoever and no aftertaste that I commonly get with vanilla flavoring.
Beautiful bright crimson red color.
You know how on some flavored teas you have to let it cool a little for the flavors to come out? Not with this one. I like to drink my tea steaming hot unless its an iced tea obviously. This one tastes amazing right out of the kettle!
Flavor lingers in the mouth which I like because it is SO yummy!
This is for sure a “dessert” tea but so guilt free!
I imagine this would also be delicious with a little milk added but its really not necessary at all.
Now I am not saying this is the most complex tea I have ever had by any means. It is what it is but what you smell is what you get and I like that!
This isn’t one of those teas that I feel you will sit there studying its unraveling layers but when you are in the mood for a sweet, creamy, vanilla, luscious, dessert tea – this is the one!
South African Honeybush Vanilla
Exotic, Mild and Fruity Blended Herbal Tea with
- Honeybush Herbal Tea
- Bourbon Vanilla
- Honeybush Herbal Tea Treats Depression and Anxiety
- This is a caffeine-free herbal tea that is a cousin to Rooibos
- Rich honey flavor
Brew and Size Instructions
- Brew 2 teaspoons for each 8 oz cup
- Steep for 6-8 minutes.
- The tea brews a rich sweet, tan cup.
- 1 oz brews 3 – 5 cups of tea; 4 oz brews 10 – 20 cups of tea; 8 oz brews 30 – 40 cups of tea
Honeybush Vanilla’s Story
I was first introduced to Honeybush tea while I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia. In Namibia, Honeybush is referred to “bush tea”. During my first few months, I had terrible stomach problems and my host family always implored me to drink my “bush tea”. Finally, I gave it and suddenly my stomach problems went away. In addition, my acne started to clear up and my hair became so soft and long. I never doubted their tea suggestions again! So as soon as I started Not Just Tea, the first tea I sourced was Honeybush. I added a little vanilla for sweetness but its the same tea that saved my Peace Corps experience. Enjoy!