Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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During their recent fundraising campaign, 52Teas/Southern Boy Teas had a few “flavorful” initiatives that once certain fundraising goals were achieved, new flavors were created. This is one of the flavors that customers of Southern Boy Teas could vote on – and they did! – and have created. And I’m really glad this Honey Ginger Flavored Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas was created, because I’m loving it.
To be honest, it isn’t a flavor that I would have really thought of to vote on. Not that I have anything against the flavor combination of honey and ginger, it’s something that I turn to whenever I’m sick. A cup of hot tea with ginger and honey always makes me feel a little better when I’m down for the count. But as iced tea? I wasn’t as thrilled with the flavor.
But I was wrong, because this is really yummy! The flavors come through just right. The ginger is a softer, sweeter ginger, which I contribute as much to the presence of the honey as I do the way the flavor was added to the tea. The honey softens the usual zesty, peppery ginger so that it is a warm taste, but not a spicy one. It is a very refreshing change to the way I usually experience ginger.
The honey is the strongest flavor of this tea, but I like that also. I don’t usually add honey to my tea unless I am feeling under the weather, because I find that it adds too much of it’s own flavor to the cup and I want to experience the tea and not really the honey, you know what I mean? So, I usually refrain from adding honey to my cup – but this tea allows me to enjoy the taste of honey and I’m liking that.
And the brisk, bold flavor of the black tea is perfectly balanced with the flavors. I taste tea, I taste honey and I taste a hint of ginger. It’s really a tasty glass of tea. This is one that I’m going to put on my re-order list.
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!