drank Sunset Honeybush by Teaopia
1733 tasting notes

I tried this at the shop in Square one today, on my way to meet a friend for dinner, so I wanted something that would keep me hydrated, and would keep in case I didn’t finish it in time for our meal. Also, I’d been eying this one for awhile… but…
What I didn’t expect was to love this so much!!
Rooibos was a previous obsession of mine, but I kinda got over that when I discovered the world of tea I’d been missing out on. However, I had no idea that rooibos’s close cousin Honeybush was so charming ;P
Especially when mixed with strawberry and orange and other tasty-licious flowers! Wow. It’s incredibly sweet on its own with no adds at all, and very fruity. I can taste the strawberry, and something orange-like… topped with some definite floral notes. It’s smooth, not sour or abrasive whatsoever (take that rooibos!) and is a definite must-have for my cupboard. That said, I often have this reaction to tea, and then later regret my exuberance. Still, I waaaaaaant it! but I have so much tea already, can I justify another purchase?? but I don’t have an herbal tea to love quite like this one. (Yes, I am asking for permission here. I need to justify my future purchase! :s)
Oh and the guy who served me was so new… he was all fumbles and stutters. Kinda cute, and you could see he really wanted to do a good job! but setting the timer wrong so that it fails to start and then almost icing my hot tea… well, that just gave him away. Not that I mind, he was sweet.
Well, goodnight y’all!
Sidenote: I didn’t have time to drink it all, therefore the remainder is currently in the fridge awaiting my verdict on the iced version! so looking forward to that!!!
Also, bear in mind that his rating reflects my version of perfection in a non-caffeinated tea. Up against my coveted oolongs, whites, or blacks, honey-bush lands at the bottom. Just sayin!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


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