My sister went to South Africa for her honeymoon and since my family is a bunch of enablers who like to feed my addiction, she, of course, brought me back tea. However, since she does not drink tea at all, she doesn’t really know what to get so she often goes the safe route and gets variety packs. I am definitely not complaining about that.
This tea was one of sixteen Toni Glass teas she brought home. The variety pack she gave me is mostly simple flavors such as Earl Grey or Rooibos and each silken teabag is individually packaged in adorable little boxes. If nothing else, the collection is fun to look at – colorful and bright.
I grabbed this tea because I wanted sweet. This IS sweet but more honey sweet than sugary custard and I think that is because of the base tea. It is also a little bit peppery and woody, again because of the base tea. Unfortunately, I find myself searching for what makes this creme brulee. I am getting a hint of vanilla if I focus, but I am also getting cinnamon, which seems out of place. I just find myself wanting more. More creme. More brulee. More flavor.
So this one didn’t really work for me as I hoped it might but I have 15 other varieties to try and I am sure I will find at least one winner in the mix.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Flavored Honeybush
Where to Buy: Toni Glass Collection
This exceptionally smooth an decadent blend is a remarkable infusion of the naturally sweet notes of local Honeybush and a gorgeous blend of our warm rich vanilla. A true taste sensation…once you’ve tasted it, there is no going back!
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.
About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.