Thanks for the share VariaTea – this sounds like a really interesting tea, and if it does taste like a strong, smooth black tea with honey then I will be a very happy tea drinker! I did add a little bit of coconut milk to my cup; I just couldn’t resist the whole “milk and honey” profile…
I actually liked this one a lot; it was definitely a bolder black tea flavour but it had a nice smoothness to it and rich notes of malt, cocoa, and French Bread. The honey flavour did come through clearly for me – more of a creamed honey taste, but that “cream” element might just be because I did add milk to my cup. I have to wonder, though, did I just enjoy this because I was already deeply in the mood for honey and black tea? I feel like that since I only found it good and not incredible that at least part of my experience was tainted. Sort of that whole “first impression bias” thing where you like a tea more the first time simply because it’s new. I feel like if I had the chance for repeat exposure, with this one, that I’d probably just find it average.
But who knows – and regardless I am happy to have had a pleasant experience.