Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Our latest honeybush blend is a delicious medley of sweet honeybush, freeze-dried orange sections, freeze-dried pineapple, and dried banana slices blended with natural orange, pineapple and banana flavors. It’s a caffeine-free treat you won’t want to miss, perfect for breakfast or anytime.
Learn more about this tea here.
Well, I’m not drinking this at breakfast time, I generally drink teas with as much caffeine as I can get in the morning, because I need it! Instead, this “Breakfast” Smoothie is a late-night treat, and what a treat it is!
Upon opening the pouch, my nose was greeted with a deliciously fruity scent that reminded me a bit of Juicy Fruit gum. And, when served hot, it actually tastes a bit like bubble gum. It is sweet and fruity and it is satisfying my sweet craving. All that without caffeine, calories or guilt! Winning!
I like that the fruit flavors here are well-balanced. I can taste each element without one overwhelming the other. I can also taste the honey-like sweetness of the honeybush, but not so much of the nutty flavor of the herb, which I think might distract from the “smoothie” aspect of this cup. Frank certainly knew what he was doing when he created this blend … but then, I should not be surprised, because Frank certainly does have a way with honeybush; this blend certainly hits that point home!
Overall, this cup is sweet and a little creamy, and it has just enough tangy flavor to keep it interesting. It doesn’t need any additions at all, it tastes great served straight. And as good as it is hot, it’s even BETTER iced. It’s not quite as sweet as it is when it’s hot … it’s just pure refreshment! I love this!
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!