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This is a fun tea – it would be perfect for a tea party with kids. The dry blend is textured and colorful with a strong tangy smell. Watching it steep is the best part, the red pieces ooze a vivid magenta trail of color as they sink to the bottom. It does have a bit of sediment, but that’s to be expected from a rooibos tea. As for the flavor, it’s rather punchy to start: tart, with a lot of sourness coming from the apple. The citrus flavors are more subdued and the whole thing fades to a delightful sugar coated fruit flavor. I’m not super into fruity tea, or sweet teas, but this has a nice cooling effect. Sip it slowly, the tea gets more concentrated as you go, and the tartness builds on itself – drink it too fast and you’ll completely miss the subtle sweet notes at the end. This is one that changes a lot depending on what pieces you get in each cup- mine seems to have a lot more apple in it than anything else.
Flavors: Apple Skins, Citrus, Dried Fruit, Sour, Sweet, Tangy, Tropical
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!
Fruit punch is a good comparison, although without any additions it’s a very tart kind of fruit punch flavor. And like fruit punch, the taste is extremely simple: strawberries and… really, just strawberries. A tasty enough but ultimately not unique choice for fans of tisanes that are predominately dried fruit.
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 2 zarafina cups
Tool: Zarafina herbal – loose – strong
Dry Leaf Smell:
Steeped Tea Smell: strawberry, citrus, fruity, floral
Flavor: strawberry, hibiscus
Aftertaste: zesty (MilitiaJim), papaya
Liquor: translucent blood orange or dark pink
Sample I found out about on Steepster. I placed my sample order on 3/16 and paid through PayPal. It ended up costing $2.80. 3/21 I received notice it was being shipped. It arrived today, 3/23, and was promptly had for dessert after dinner. It came with a nice pamphlet about their specialty tea blends and a hand written note on the bottom of my receipt.
Post-Steep Additives: 1 tsp German rock sugar, sweeter, softens the hibiscus but not much else.
I think this would taste good as a sweetened iced tea as well.
Resteep: was amazingly just as good as the first go!
Ordered a sample of this from etsy.com because it sounded interesting. It’s not as spicy as I’d normally like, but this is probably my new favorite tea. A bit of half and half and some sugar and NOM. So yummy! I’m bummed that I’m almost out of the 1 ounce sample, but I will be ordering more of this as soon as I go through a bit more of my current stash! To get your own go to notjusttea.com. You will not regret it!!!