Cinnamon Apple Honeybush from 52Teas

Cinnamon-Apple-HoneybushTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tisane Description:

Organic, caffeine-free honeybush blended with real freeze-dried granny smith and red delicious apples, cinnamon chips and organic flavors.

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Taster’s Review:

It seems that this fall season, Zoomdweebies is embracing the apple!  There have been several apple-y flavors released this year.  That’s OK with me, because I’ve been enjoying them!

For this review, I decided to try something a little different with the brewing process.  I steeped it in my Breville One-Touch (nothing different about that) but instead of going with 500ml of water, I went with 750ml of water and poured the whole pouch (1/2 ounce) of tisane into the basket of my Breville.  The reason for this is that when I was measuring out the 3 bamboo scoops of tea into the basket, I noticed that there was about a scoop left of the tisane (maybe a little more than 1 scoop, like a heaping scoop).  So, I decided to to ahead and add a little more water to the jug and use the whole pouch.   I set the parameters for 195°F and 10 minutes steep time.

The result is a tasty pot of caffeine-free tisane!  Two very large mugs full to the brim of cinnamon apple-y goodness.  Before I took my first sip, I set my Breville One-Touch to “keep warm” so that I could have another hot cup of yummy, but shortly afterward, I thought that I’d like to try it iced.  So, I poured the rest of the tea into a lidded cup so that I could refrigerate it.

This blend is a really delightful combination of flavors:  the sweet apple notes with just a hint of tartness toward the finish, the zesty, warm notes of cinnamon and the honeyed nutty flavors of the honeybush.  It’s pleasantly sweet – no need for additions with this one – so if you’re one who typically adds sweetener before you taste it, I would recommend trying this one before you add anything to it.  If you like your drinks sweet, a dollop of honey would be a nice addition.

Served warm, I find it to be somewhat hot apple cider-like and I really liked that.  It also makes a refreshing cold drink, although I found that as it cooled, I could taste a slight chemical note from the flavoring.  It’s very slight and it was not as apparent to me when I drank the hot tea.

I enjoyed this, but not quite as much as I enjoyed some of the other apple offerings this season from Zoomdweebies.

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