|"It smelled like the innards of a s'more. Marshmallow melted to a Snickers bar with shavings of graham cracker. "|
"We're not even sure where to begin with this tea. This blend brings its best foot forward by pairing the honeybush with tantalizing flavors. Nothing calorie-free should taste this good."
Deprecatory, dry, and delicious-sounding. They sold me on syntax alone. That and the ingredients listed for this blend mentioned no flavor agents, just honeybush, chocolate and rose petals. The last one threw me off a bit, but who cares? It smelled like - uh - honey-filled chocolate. I wanted to snort this dry!
Brewing instructions were on the simpleton side of simple. Steep for five-or-six minutes. That's all it said. I loved that. Probably would've appreciated some measurements, but I kinda knew what to go with; 1 tsp per 8oz cup of boiled water.
Now I seriously wish I had my usual Wiki color spectrum "token smart word" to use here to describe the liquor palette. But I don't. There is no poetry to this. It looks like honeybush - which usually brews up red - that had chocolate syrup droplets added. Seriously, it was honey-cocoa brown. The aroma also lacked any such subtlety. It smelled like the innards of a s'more. Marshmallow melted to a Snickers bar with shavings of graham cracker.
The taste was...and I swear I've only used this word twice before...badass. Sheer badass. My brother/roommate even commented that soon I won't be drinking tea altogether, instead opting for peanut buttercups dipped in dark beer. He may not be too far off, either. I'm glad a "tea" like this came around. I was starting to feel snooty, commenting on floral notes, botanical ingredients, cultivars, leaf shading, and all those fancy-schmancy terms. This was a working man's mouthful of awesome. I grunt in gratitude, even though I'm still wearing a tie.
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