Thanks yet again, Cameron B! The last of the shop blends. Another blend with bee pollen, though this one ended up much less odd tasting than the other. Maybe because of a better combination of other ingredients here, or there being less bee pollen present in the blend. I’m always hesitant with half honeybush/ half yerba mate blends. I either want the caffeine or I don’t. There isn’t really a middle ground. This blend was okay enough, that not-very-pleasant-tasting bee pollen with some lemon and earthy yerba mate. I guess the bee pollen works better with these flavors than ‘Tea From the Hood’. The honeybush wasn’t very noticeable. Again, I wouldn’t really choose bee pollen blends. But I appreciated trying. Now that I’ve tried all seven, I can say my favorite of B&B’s shop blends: Brighton Rock by far, with Lift Me Up Angel in second place.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug // 11 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep