I bought the loose version of this, not the bagged as pictured. This was purchased on a whim; I love honey, I love tea, I’d like it, right? (Hence my purchase justification…) I tore open the bag and was immediately greeted with a deep whiff of honey – sweet and delish! (I imagined a bee flying right out of the bag…no worries, nothing did.) I brewed for five minutes, as it is a black tea and you know me, I like my teas bold, strong and hearty. While brewing, the honey smell was still fragrant and strong, but turning a bit floral… The first sip tastes like honeyed tea, like two teaspoons of fresh honey was dipped into a cup of floral-like tea.
OK, floral tea haters, you can breathe easy – it’s just slightly like floral, like honeysuckle, ironically. The taste is pure honey and pure delicious, there is only a twinge of honeysuckle on the end of the sip.
I did add one packet of Splenda, but I think the flavor is enhanced by that additional dose of sweetness.
I don’t know how this would taste iced and I think I would shy away from it iced anyway. A honeyed cup of warmth this is; it reminds me of autumn, and colder months approaching. It also reminds me of my youth; I would dip spoons into honey all the time. Now I just use the packets! :-D
This is soothing on my throat, too, not that I need that. But I can only imagine how wonderful this would be on a sore throat, with added honey for an extra throat soothing effect.
Yeppers, this is a new cupboard essential!