I think it’s finally time to treat myself to a newer tea… I’m pretty sure this one was only from last year’s advent! (Yes, a mere year ago is “new” in my cupboard, hahaha!)
I thought about cold brewing this, but ultimately decided on a hot cuppa for a cold evening! It really does have a Cherry Coke aroma as I sit here sticking my nose into my cup, inhaling the steam. Mmm…
Traditionally I really like soda/pop/cola teas, though I don’t think I’ve tried one yet on a rooibos or honeybush base. I admit I worried that cherry with honeybush would come out really medicinal/cough syrupy, but thankfully it hasn’t at all! The cola flavor is actually most dominant… a bit citrusy, a bit spicy. I am getting the quintessential “honeybush pepper taste” but it is less off-putting to me here than I usually find it, as it leans into the mellow cola spice flavor fairly well. I taste the cherry, but it is coming out a bit more subtle to the cola, which I think works well since it doesn’t come off medicinal. And I really taste it in the aftertaste on my tongue. That natural sweet/honey taste of the honeybush really pushes a sweet/candied cherry note.
Welp, this won’t last long!
Flavors: Cherry, Citrus, Cola, Fruity, Honey, Pepper, Spices, Sweet