Strawberry Lemonade Flavored Honeybush Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas

SBT-HONEYBUSH-Strawberry-LemonadeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush

Where to Buy:  Southern Boy Teas

Tea Description:

Premium organic caffeine-free honeybush with organic flavors.

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Taster’s Review:

I could really smell the strawberry lemonade-ish-ness of this blend the moment that I tore open the pouch!  It smelled like a pitcher of yummy strawberry lemonade!

When I first saw this blend on the website, though, I wasn’t as confident about it.  Oh sure, I love strawberry lemonade.  But I wasn’t really sure how I’d like these flavors combined with the natural nutty flavor of honeybush.  It just didn’t seem like something that would work well.

Well, I was wrong.  Please don’t tell my husband I admitted that.  It’s much better that he operate under the notion that I’m always right.

This is really tasty.  The strawberry and lemonade notes are strong and forward, while the nutty, sweet notes of the honeybush are a little off to the background and don’t really obstruct the flavors of the sweet-tart lemonade and strawberry.

The lemonade is the prominent flavor.  It’s tart, but not pucker-y tart.  There is some sweetness to it thanks to the strawberry.  The tartness comes through strongest at the finish, when I taste both the sour notes of the lemon as well as the tingly berry tart.  There is some sweetness from the honeyed notes of the honeybush base.

Something else that I found interesting:  as I neared the bottom of the glass, I started to pick up on this creamy taste.  I don’t usually get a strong “creaminess” from honeybush.  Occasionally the nutty flavors translate into a slight creaminess but this time, the creaminess was strong enough that I really took notice of it.  Nice!  “Cream” is not a flavor that I would normally associate with Strawberry Lemonade but I like it here.

It’s a really tasty and refreshing iced tea.  I’d recommend keeping a couple of packages of this on hand for when you’re having guests over – this is the kind of tisane that everyone will enjoy.  It’s a funky twist on the Arnold Palmer!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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