Custard-Filled Maple Long John Honeybush from 52Teas

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tisane Description:

Continuing our tradition of bringing you guilty-pleasure baked goods in tea form, here’s our take on a custard-filled maple long john (one of my personal guilty-pleasures). Sweet, caffeine-free honeybush blended with marigold petals and natural flavors. Sweet, maple-y, bake-y goodness in a guilt-free, caffeine-free and 100% vegan treat!

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

This is one that I’ve really been looking forward to.  I love maple bars, and while I’m sure that I’ve had a custard-filled maple long john before, it hasn’t been recently.   Maple bars are easy to find, I usually find them in my grocery store bakery.  But custard-filled maple long johns, are not quite so easy to find unless I happen to visit an actual donut shop, and I try to avoid those, as I cannot resist temptation when it’s right there in front of me, you know what I mean?

But, a Custard-Filled Maple Long John flavored tisane is another thing altogether.  This will – I hope! – allow me to enjoy the flavor of one those “irresistible temptations” without feeling guilty. Which is why I had been so looking forward to trying this!

Mmm!  This is really yummy.  My first couple of sips – while it was still quite hot – were a bit more like a “deconstructed” custard-filled maple long john more than the entirety of the treat:  I could taste each flavor but they didn’t really come together as seamlessly as I would have liked.  But after allowing this to cool for a few minutes (about five minutes or so … it’s still hot but not steaming hot) I notice the flavors start to come together in a lip-smacking, delicious way.


Frank, you did it again.  This is absolutely amazing.  Of course, I guess anyone COULD create this flavor.  All they’d need to do is drop a custard-filled maple long john into a blender, add some brewed honeybush and blend it until it’s completely liquid.  But then, why go through all that trouble (and mess), when you can just as easily brew a cup of this for that same goodness!

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