Thanks Sil for the sample!
The honeybush is more prominent in my mug than any of the added flavours, but there is a tangy cherry note which follows up the honeybush, mixing to give a cherry cough sweet sort of flavour profile overall. Not bad, but it is a little weird, and I’ve had just about my fill of cough sweets the last couple of months (I had flu, multiple colds, sinusitis and a nasty bout of tonsillitis which has rendered my tastebuds nearly useless since the middle of January) so the taste memory was not exactly the most welcome one. There is a lingering sweetness which I originally assumed was vanilla, but the more I concentrate – and after having it pointed out in several notes – I can tell that it is supposed to be chocolate. It’s that ‘cocoa butter’ sort of note which I find most ‘chocolate’ teas end up translating as, but I do taste it nonetheless. I’m intrigued by the sound of a cold brew, so I think I might try a very small batch with my one remaining teabag and see if that coaxes out any more of the cherry or chocolate flavours.