Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tea Licious, African Summer
Honeybush, lemon grass, lemon myrtle, rosehips, eucalyptus, hibiscus, safflowers, marigold and orange.
Steep 3-5 minutes at 185 degrees.
A sample of this was given to me and I had no idea of what it was by looking at the leaf. I guessed at the time and temp. Turns out I got it correct. Yeah me. By the name I guessed this to be a rooibos blend but by the appearance I thought there might be some green tea in it. Nope on both accounts. This is honeybush. Ooh, my first!
At first I think this smells a bit minty. After it cooled enough to taste I realize once again I am completely wrong. It is nicely lemon flavored with the orange coming in at mid sip. This has hibiscus but it is not at all tart. There is other flavors in here in very light amounts. I have no idea what honeybush or eucalyptus taste like, but this has some notes that remind me of rooibos.
Very different but in a very pleasant way. A really nice caffeine free sip.