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Long story short, effective yesterday, I began referring to Honeybush as ‘wallaby’ at work. I’m not normally a wallaby fan, but something about this combination of flavors really, really made me want to take the plunge on my first order at 52teas. Plus, there was an offer of a free spoon. Mine is yellow, and awesome in its yellowness. They totally look like you’d buy them in a lot of 500 from Oriental Trading Company or something like that.

Interestingly enough, both the aroma from the bag, and the brewed tisane invoke the exact same flavor to me. It totally tastes like bubblegum. I was a little surprised when the taste first came over my tongue, and it took me a second to sort of… separate the wallaby from the other flavor. Then my mind sort of ‘clicked’ on bubblegum… bubblegum with a slightly buttery after flavor, followed by the lingering taste of the wallaby itself.

As the tea cools, the orange flavor seems to come out a little more for me… and it starts tasting like… well, orange bubblegum. I really have no answer for this one. I actually like the flavor, it is definitely interesting. Of all the wallaby I’ve drank, this would be the one that comes the closest to deserving a permanent spot in my cupboard (well above the vanilla wallaby that the womenfolk of the house are fond of). But something about the lingering taste that it leaves in my mouth (not this one in particular, the wallaby genre as a whole) just doesn’t appeal to me.

This was my first order from 52teas (though Azzrian beat them to the punch with my Mayan Chocolate Chai sample). I have to say, I’m impressed with the quality of both of the items I ordered, as well as the previous sample. I can’t say I’ll order this particular blend again, but I’m definitely liking what I get as a customer.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Missy

He also refers to rooibos as kangaroo tea….

Angrboda

Is it so as to avoid actually saying honeybush?

Dylan Oxford

Haha, no, it originates from my grand-boss and I having a discussion about rooibos, which none of us have it in our heart to pronounce correctly (I still say rue-bose). So, Sandy calls it kangaroo, and it kind of rubbed off.

Friday, I gave her the berry honeybush to try, and she called it berry kangaroo. I said it wasn’t really a kangaroo, more like… a wallaby :)

Kittenna

That makes so much more sense :P

Azzrian

Hahaha! Honeybush I think I just got that!

Dylan Oxford

Hahaha, yeah, I can be a bit random at times…

Azzrian

As I can be a little dense :)

Dylan Oxford

Nah, you’re fine :)

Azzrian

:) thanks Dylan I need to hear that now and then lol

Sandy Stith

I stick by the wallaby, kangaroo naming!!

Dylan Oxford

Hrmmm… what kind of flavors could you consider to be Australian, I wonder

Missy

salt water croc kangeroo?

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Missy

He also refers to rooibos as kangaroo tea….

Angrboda

Is it so as to avoid actually saying honeybush?

Dylan Oxford

Haha, no, it originates from my grand-boss and I having a discussion about rooibos, which none of us have it in our heart to pronounce correctly (I still say rue-bose). So, Sandy calls it kangaroo, and it kind of rubbed off.

Friday, I gave her the berry honeybush to try, and she called it berry kangaroo. I said it wasn’t really a kangaroo, more like… a wallaby :)

Kittenna

That makes so much more sense :P

Azzrian

Hahaha! Honeybush I think I just got that!

Dylan Oxford

Hahaha, yeah, I can be a bit random at times…

Azzrian

As I can be a little dense :)

Dylan Oxford

Nah, you’re fine :)

Azzrian

:) thanks Dylan I need to hear that now and then lol

Sandy Stith

I stick by the wallaby, kangaroo naming!!

Dylan Oxford

Hrmmm… what kind of flavors could you consider to be Australian, I wonder

Missy

salt water croc kangeroo?

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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