Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: 52Teas
This week we have caffeine-free honeybush blended with ginger, cinnamon and organic flavors, including cheesecake. I figure I don’t have to say much more than that, but it is AWESOME. Get some today.
Learn more about this tisane here.
Mmm! Tasty! I was confident that I’d like this Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake Honeybush Blend from 52Teas, but, wow! This tisane has exceeded my expectations. It’s really yummy.
The fragrance of the dry leaf is really enjoyable – I can smell the ginger and the cinnamon, with notes of pumpkin. The nutty aroma of the honeybush complements the other notes to create a very delicious scent that made my mouth water when I first opened the pouch.
Every component in this blend marries very harmoniously together. The ginger is not quite as strong as I expected given the name of the tisane. It stands out, but it doesn’t come off as super peppery or spicy the way ginger often does, especially when it is a key ingredient in the tea blend like it is with this blend. Instead, Frank (the chief Zoomdweebie at 52Teas) added just enough ginger to add a “zing” to the cup without allowing it to overpower the balance of flavors.
The cinnamon comes through nicely, but again, this is not overly spiced. Everything is pleasantly balanced so that I can also taste the notes of cheesecake – tangy and creamy! – and even the more delicate notes of pumpkin. The nutty, sweet tones of the honeybush complete the set of flavors.
This is really good served warm as a latte (warm up a little milk and add a splash of it to your cup, you’re in for a treat!) and it is surprisingly delicious iced too. A very refreshing take on some favorite autumnal flavors!