Review: Teas Etc. Lemon Honeybush

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Thumbs up!"The flavor profile is actually quite good and I think that the lemon flavors marry particularly well with honey bush---possibly even better than with rooibos."
Laura’s Teaview: 7.5/10
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teasetclemonhoneybush"Lemon Honeybush quickly became a hit- naturally free of caffeine, a flavorful, zesty blend that is delicious hot or iced. What's not to love?" --- Teas Etc website.

It is my understanding that honeybush is the red tea cousin to rooibos. The honeybush plant is known for having some flowers that have a honey scent to them and thought by some to have a honey taste to it. While I have never thought of it as having a honey taste personally, I do think that it is sweeter than rooibos, which I think is a bit nuttier in taste. When I first started getting into loose leaf tea there was a vanilla honeybush blend that I drank quite a bit. However, I then came across a vanilla rooibos that I decided that I preferred to the vanilla honeybush. After that, I didn't have any honeybush for quite a stretch and the last time I had a honeybush blend, I was less than impressed. Fortunately, that would not be the case with this blend.

Teas Etc lists the ingredients in this blend as Organic honeybush, organic lemon grass, and organic lemon myrtle. I prepared this using water brought to a boil and used a full tablespoon for my 8 oz cup. I then infused the brew for 5 minutes. Honeybush brews up similar in color to rooibos and there is a mild similarity in flavor to rooibos as well. However, honeybush is a bit different and in a way that is hard for me to describe. It is sweeter for certain and I would suggest holding off on adding any sweetener until you have tasted the brewed liquid. The flavor profile is actually quite good and I think that the lemon flavors marry particularly well with honey bush---possibly even better than with rooibos. The lemon is not subtle, but not so strong that it completely overwhelms the honeybush either. The lemon flavor is predictable given the ingredients and reminds me a bit of lemon cookies. I did taste this iced and found that I liked it better with a bit of sweetener when prepared that way. Overall, I prefer this beverage consumed when prepared hot. I also found that it took a splash of milk well for those that like a bit of dairy in their tea.

Ultimately, I enjoyed this cup and found that the honeybush was a nice alternative to rooibos. Lemon seems to be an ideal flavor profile to pair with honeybush. This is definitely one to consider if you are looking for something different or are already a lover of honeybush.

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