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.