Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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.
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.
THIS TASTES LIKE A CUSTARD-FILLED MAPLE LONG JOHN!
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!