Walter Bishop's Sublime Strawberry Milkshake Honeybush Tea

Tea type
Honeybush Tea
Ingredients
Honeybush, Natural Flavours, Organic Strawberry, Vanilla Bean
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Organic
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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “omgsrsly managed to get some of this for me and YAY because i adored franks walter bishop. This is a slightly different take on it and in my opinion, it’s not AS delicious. It’s delicious, but...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I just dumped what was left in the packet into a pot and brewed it up and it’s almost gone. Decent honeybush with strawberry and vanilla flavours. (Sorry. So tired still.)” Read full tasting note
  • “So excited to try a new (old) cult favourite! I e-mailed liberteas to get steeping instructions for this, and she suggested that I steep it just under boiling for about ten minutes for maximum...” Read full tasting note

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The original description goes like this:

If you are not familiar with strawberry-milkshake-drinking, red-licorice-chewing Walter Bishop, you have been missing out on a great science fiction show. Personally, I think Fringe jumped the shark shortly after it started. I thought they had a great opportunity to have a new show like the X-Files, but in my opinion, they squandered it by focusing entirely on one very convoluted story arc. Having said that, we have several customers who are fans, and our friend LiberTEAs actually approached me about a Fringe-themed blend some time back. So here we have it. Caffeine-free (because I really don’t think Walter Bishop needs caffeine) honeybush blended with real freeze-dried strawberries and organic flavors. This is a delicious treat. I can totally imagine Walter sipping and enjoying it, with or without mind-altering substances added to it.

Those who are closest to me know that Walter Bishop is my favorite television character. No other character was able to elicit uncontrolled laughter and burst out in tears of sorrow more effectively than Walter Bishop who was masterfully portrayed by John Nobel. As you can read in the description above, I had been bugging Frank to make a Fringe-inspired tea and this tea was released on the day of the series finale. (Tears start rushing to my eyes just at the thought of that finale.)

Sigh! I loved that show!

I truly enjoyed this blend and I’m not sure if it was because it was named after my favorite television character of all time or if it was because it was just so good, but, I was overjoyed when one of our generous Kickstarter backers selected this tea to reblend as part of the “You Choose The Reblend” incentive because it allowed me to enjoy it once again.

I stuck close to the recipe, using organic honeybush, organic freeze-dried strawberries, organic, all-natural flavors and I added a couple of organic vanilla beans just to enhance the creaminess of the blend and added a hint of malt flavor because the only thing better than a strawberry milkshake is a strawberry malt milkshake!

Very limited quantities of this tea are available!

Taster size is 1/2 ounce.

Ingredients: Organic Honeybush, Organic Freeze-Dried Strawberries, Organic Vanilla Bean & Organic, All-Natural Flavors.

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10074 tasting notes

omgsrsly managed to get some of this for me and YAY because i adored franks walter bishop. This is a slightly different take on it and in my opinion, it’s not AS delicious. It’s delicious, but it’s not as wonderful as the tea i went through 3 pouches of heh. I had this one tonight as a latte, since that’s usually how i had the oher version of it. IMO not enough strawberry and too much of the honeybush flavour came though. Still a good tea, but it’s not my walter bishop.

QueenOfTarts

I agree! While I do think it’s tasty, it’s not as good as the original blend. I’m a bit bummed as I requested this reblend during the Kickstarter campaign expecting it to be as it had been in the past.

Sil

i think it’s the type of honeybush used mostly.

OMGsrsly

I really disliked the old honeybush. No matter what I did, it would taste sour. :/

Sil

i was totally ok with the old one…well at least until his awful reblend screw ups.

52Teas

I switched suppliers completely because I wasn’t happy with the supplier that was being used previously.

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I just dumped what was left in the packet into a pot and brewed it up and it’s almost gone.

Decent honeybush with strawberry and vanilla flavours.

(Sorry. So tired still.)

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513 tasting notes

So excited to try a new (old) cult favourite!

I e-mailed liberteas to get steeping instructions for this, and she suggested that I steep it just under boiling for about ten minutes for maximum flavor. I said I liked my teas sweet, but she suggested that this would probably be sweet enough on its own.
So I steeped two heaping tsp in about 12 oz for ten minutes and started sipping. it is a very natural-tasting strawberry, although I don’t know that I got too much in the way of vanilla, but in fairness I was very distracted by this problem I’m having. I think the problem is this. I find pretty much every tea to taste too thin to me unless I add milk. Like, I do not actually understand how people find plain tea very fulfilling when at best it can taste like flavoured hot water. This is absolutely not the fault of the tea, and I feel bad that I’m venting about this particular problem on this tea’s page, because the tea itself was mouth-watering, and I am just dying to try it as a latte because I think that would blow my mind. No—the problem isn’t the tea, it’s just the concept. Like, maybe i’ll just need to add milk to everything. I don’t know—I’m kind of annoyed because I want to enjoy more tea without additions for the simple reason that it’s easier and less complicated to prepare, but if I’m after a thicker mouth taste, then I need to add things.

Ok but seriously, I would re-order this tea. It is a deliciously full strawberry flavor, and I’ve been needing more caffeine-free options. I really hope she makes this part of her permanent collection!

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Sil

i adored this tea when it first came out via frank. Until the reblends were a miss.

52Teas

This would probably make a really good latte – just brew it a little stronger (add extra leaf). I haven’t tried it as a latte but I think this would be ideal for a latte and it would enhance the milkshake-y type of thing I tried to accomplish. I think I only have one more taster pouch of this tea left, just a PSA! :)

Sil

no…it’s gone. i was building a cart and it’s poofed lol

keychange

omg! I would have so gotten more! uggh please make more! I will absolutely try this as a latte.

52Teas

yep, it’s gone. Sorry!

Sil

@52 teas I keep meaning to ask, will you be doing any sort of permanent collection? Or, similar to how frank had it, letting people signup for when past teas are reblended again?

52Teas

We will eventually have a separate ‘brand’ called “D’s Teas” which will be our permanent collection. With that brand, we’ll probably include some of our more popular teas, but we will need to see how things develop because we will also need to keep inventory under control – we won’t have enough room to be able to keep a huge number of teas in stock regularly.

Right now, we are pretty busy trying to fulfill all the Kickstarter incentives and that needs to be our priority because those people have already paid money for product. And since Monday comes really quickly (every seven days, it seems like!) we need to also keep on the ball with our teas of the week and not fall behind on that.

Eventually, when we get ourselves caught up with these things, we hope to have things like that added to our website, we’d like to have some kind of purchasing incentive program (like the points program that Frank had) and stuff like notifications when certain teas are back in stock. We are still working out all the kinks with the system we have in place and aren’t sure that it’s something that we’ll keep just yet, because even though it’s working for us, there are certain shortcomings to the program (for example, it doesn’t have anything built in for subscriptions and that’s an important aspect of what we do) . . . so yeah, to offer a very long, wordy response to your straightforward question, yes, eventually we do plan on having those things. :)

Sil

no that’s a great response haha. I totally understand and i can wait..just happy to hear you’ll be doing something like that in future.

OMGsrsly

Sil, I have a taster for you. I bought an extra. :P Also, I totally get what you mean about thickness, Keychange. I will drink my tea plain, but adding milk and having that extra oomph to the feel of it is super comforting for me. Also, lattes for the win. ;)

keychange

Oh yeah, milk can really save the day for sure. Esp with teas that can taste thinner, like honeybush.

Indigobloom

Totally agreed on the milk front! yay for saved tea! but then there are also times where I wish the flavour was fuller, but not milky. In those cases, sometimes I add sugar and once in awhile lemon or lime. Still, it never seems to be enough

Evol Ving Ness

I used to be a big espresso with tons of milk or cream drinker. And then, I switched to tea, black. For me, the way to switch to black tea is to just not keep milk or cream in the house. Drastic measure, I know.

I still have tea or coffee with tons of cream or milk or lattes even from time to time, but only when I am out, never at home. That way, the creaminess of milk or cream in drinks is a luxury, not an expectation.

Evol Ving Ness

And 52teas, I really appreciate your thorough explanations. I think a lot of people do. Thank you.

keychange

oh wow, that’s drastic but I’m glad it worked for you. I don’t think I’d ever want to cut it out entirely at home. If my tea-drinking experience isn’t enjoyable, there’s no point in it for me. I just wish I enjoyed a thinner mouth feel than I do!

Evol Ving Ness

Yes, it’s all about the joy.

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