I only had about a teaspoon of this left, but I don’t remember drinking it before now. I must have at some point. Guess it’s been a while ago. This is an older tea as I’m trying to work my way through those that I’ve opened. Honeybush blends always seem to taste the same to me, no matter the other ingredients. I get a kind of nutty honeybush flavor and not much else. This is no different and I could certainty attribute it to the age, but it also matches some of my other experiences with honeybush so it could just be me. I do think perhaps I am picking up on the chocolate, but whether it’s because I knew it’s supposed to be there I couldn’t say. I don’t taste banana, but that could be the age too. I’m enjoying it and I suppose that’s the whole point, so there we go.

Shameless Plug —> A few of us are doing an advent swap! I know I don’t always remember to check the discussion boards regularly, so I thought I’d share here as well in case someone might be interested but hadn’t seen the post. So far, we have people joining in from Europe and the US. Please come join us if you’re interested! I’ll be matching everyone with their swap buddies in the next couple of weeks. :)


Flavors: Chocolate, Nutty

195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.


Alabaster, Alabama



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