Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Our New Tea of the Week for the week of January 10, 2011
This week’s tea of the week is a special treat. Here’s green honeybush with natural watermelon flavors. If the cold weather has you yearning for a taste of summer, here’s your chance. I’m enjoying a cup of this as I write this. The green honeybush base is soft and pleasant with light citrus notes. The watermelon is sweet; I can almost feel the juiciness of it.
This is the last of our green honeybush, so don’t miss out; this will be a limited edition blend!
I am sitting here with my Libre Mug filled with Watermelon Green Honeybush from 52Teas and the aroma is absolutely delightful. It reminds me of the scent of Watermelon Jolly Ranchers – a smell I’ve loved since childhood. The smell alone is making me happy that I decided to order this tisane!
So I’m overjoyed by the fact that the flavor of this tea is just as delightful as the fragrance! This tastes just like fresh, juicy watermelon. It tastes so much like watermelon that I can almost feel the watermelon juices running down my arm. YUM!
I haven’t tried too many green honeybush blends, but I am really liking this one. Honeybush typically has a honey-esque sweetness to it (hence the name), but where the “red” honeybush tends to have a somewhat nutty tone to it, this one has a fresher, lighter taste to it that is somewhat citrus-like and that citrus note really brightens the watermelon flavor.
This tisane is very summer-like to me, so I plan on keeping the rest of this pouch for my summertime ice tea brewing. As delicious as it is hot, it is perfect as an iced tea. It is as exhilarating as the fruit itself!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!