Thanks so much for swapping this a while ago, Cameron B! I’m reviewing this while it’s still available for probably one more day. Though this tea seems bee themed, and it’s spring, flavorwise this seems like a comforting autumn/winter cup with it’s soothing creamy chocolate flavor. I love the depth of the black tea – it’s dark enough! And I love all the cocoa elements. The licorice doesn’t make the flavor too weird like I seemed to find it did to Bananas & Custard – just a hint of licorice. I’m not really tasting what makes this a ‘honeycomb’ tea. I wouldn’t notice unless it was pointed out, and maybe not even then. The main flavor profile is a rich deep chocolate tea, with a creaminess that reminds me at times of the cream in my favorite Earl Grey Creams. I like it!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 15 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep