Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: 52Teas
There are some blends I create that actually make me feel like an evil genius. This is one of those blends.
I’m really tempted to just say: Muah – ha – ha! and leave it at that.
Here’s our caffeine-free African honeybush with organic cacao nibs, marigold petals and natural and organic flavors. If this doesn’t cure your sweet-tooth, I’m not sure I can help you.
Learn more about this flavored honeybush here.
There was a time when I absolutely refused to try peanut butter flavored teas. I can’t explain exactly what it was about them that made me so squeamish, but, the thought of a peanut butter flavored tea just … well, it just didn’t do it for me. And, just as I can’t really explain why I didn’t want to try a peanut butter flavored tea back then, I can’t really explain why I got over it. And the only explanation I have is pretty … well, it’s weird.
See, I tried a Salted Peanut taffy. And this taffy was the best taffy I had ever tasted. And somehow, from that experience, I put together in my head that I would enjoy peanut butter teas too.
I know, I told you it was a weird explanation. Sometimes, I think that I share a brain with Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Anyway, one thing that my brain did get right is that I would enjoy a peanut butter tea … because I AM enjoying this Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake flavored Honeybush. It’s actually really yummy.
I can taste the peanut butter and the chocolate. It doesn’t taste weird or thick the way that real peanut butter tastes, and I think that is what may have turned me off on peanut butter flavored teas in the past. I think I must have thought that the texture would be weird … but it isn’t. It has an ordinary tisane-ish texture … it’s light and smooth.
The cheesecake flavor is well-defined. It tastes creamy and tangy tasting, and it is such a wonderful contrast to the sweet peanut butter cup notes. I even taste the honeybush here, and the natural nutty flavor of the honeybush goes together very well with these flavors. As the tisane cools, I notice a bit of the buttery crust come through … just a bit of it though.
I really like the way the flavors come together here. And now that I’ve actually TRIED a peanut butter tea, I feel just a wee bit sad for what I’ve been missing out on with Frank’s other Peanut Butter blends!
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!
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