Review: Boston Tea Company Organic Lemon, Honey and Chamomile Rooibos

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Thumbs up!"At the moment here in typically-sunny Gainesville, FL, it's in the upper 30's and pouring rain, 7 AM on a Friday morning. I have the initial onset symptoms of the common cold, I'm wrapped in a sweater, and this cup is just what I need to start my day, as well as carry me through it."
Dan’s Teaview: 7.5/10
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bostonlemonhoneychamomileHere's something different that I haven't encountered before: *green* rooibos. This is rooibos tea that is processed in a more-complicated way than traditional rooibos, similar to that of green tea, hence its name (which has nothing to do with the color). The appearance of this tea evokes an image of a sunny sky over a field in Iowa, a red barn with a tall weathervane in the background, and a combine off in the fields, doing its business. The blend is a cornucopia of wheat-like colors, husks and hulls and grains abound in the mix. The ingredients here are actually green rooibos, chamomile, lemon peel, osmanthus flowers and honey flavor. But it truly does resemble clippings from a thresher. The aroma pouring from the sample is definitively honey-soaked, with a minor citrus tang at the back.

As with most tisanes, I kept with freshly-boiled water and a 5 minute brew. A pale, translucent yellow cup with a lemon-honey scent is the result. This tea has aromatherapy going for it, as well as delicious flavor. I can't recall any tea from my past that has had such a pronounced honey flavor. If you like sweetener in your tea, and you are a fan of honey, this tisane needs no additives. It is spot-on perfect as-is. A good deal of lemon flavor comes through in the cup, alongside (and still behind) the honey flavor, and both are a bit too potent for me to be able to sort out any particular green rooibos flavor. Which is a shame, as I'd love to taste the green rooibos raw, for what it is. I'm sure I will encounter it again.

At the moment here in typically-sunny Gainesville, FL, it's in the upper 30's and pouring rain, 7 AM on a Friday morning. I have the initial onset symptoms of the common cold, I'm wrapped in a sweater, and this cup is just what I need to start my day, as well as carry me through it.

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