“Honey and herbs” describes this tea perfectly. Oh my goodness. This is the first time I have tried a honey flavoured tea that actually tastes like honey. Sometimes I find “honey” teas tend to just taste… sweet. You don’t get to taste the actual honey. In Rainy Day there is a tiny bit of sweetness, but it is off set by the herbs (such as wild strawberry leaves), and the flavour of the honey really shines without the tea being too sugary tasting (“sugary” being something that I really dislike in teas – I’m a straight tea drinker and don’t like too much sweetness). The dry leaf scent is really lovely, too — herbal and nectarous. It really does conjure up images of cosy summer rain! I imagine this tea would feel heaven sent if you’re feeling under the weather.
And just to note, Nikaido is one of my favourite gems in Steveston Village. So many unique local teas, and fairly priced.Photo credit: moi! This tea doesn’t exist on the Steepster site, so I thought I’d add it + a photo with my handy film camera.