Tea of the Week for August 26, 2019: Razzleberry Muffin Honeybush!
Posted by on
Razzleberry Muffin Honeybush!
Tea Description: 52Teas have done a few different versions of Razzleberry teas - and while some have been better than others, I am comfortable saying that they were all really tasty. Having already done a Razzleberry rooibos, I didn't want to go with Razzleberry Honeybush without something else to set it apart - you know, other than the base.
So for this blend, I started with organic honeybush & added some muffin-ish essence (including a bit of brown sugar essence to give the cup a bit of a sweet, streusel-like taste & just a hint of butter essence - because what's a muffin without a bit of butter?). To that, I've added lots of raspberries & blackberries because . . . razzleberry. I also added some bits of cinnamon & freshly shaved nutmeg for a touch of warm spice.
The resulting cup is rather delicious! It's sweet, it has a freshly baked flavor going on - and of course, it's juicy with berry flavor that's pleasantly sweet with just a touch of tart to keep things interesting.
Really yummy! And of course, it's organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen free!
organic ingredients: honeybush, raspberries, blackberries, cinnamon, nutmeg & natural flavors
Oh yeah! We've got ourselves a tasty one with this blend!
I didn't really have a doubt - I knew that I'd like it immediately after blending it - my nose knows - and this tea smelled amazing after blending it! So I impatiently awaited the tasting (and unfortunately one DOES have to wait because the tea needs time to cure after it has been blended).
But this really exceeded my expectations. It's really good!
I get the muffin-ish taste - I taste the sweet brown sugar notes as well as a bit of freshly baked muffin. The cinnamon & nutmeg offer an accent flavor - but nothing at all overwhelming. Very subdued - but enough to let you know that they are there. It really ties into the overall concept of a "muffin" - adding a pleasant dimension of flavor that would have surely left this blend lacking if it hadn't been there.
The berry notes are also front & center - right there - but they do allow those muffin-ish tastes to also come through. It really is a blend that is truly what was intended - I taste muffin-y tastes, I taste streusel, I taste creamy butter, and I taste 'razzleberry' (that is, raspberry & blackberry). And I get those flavors in each sip.
to brew: shake the pouch before measuring (the nutmeg shavings may settle a bit). Use 5g of leaf to 12 ounces of hot water (195°F) and allow to steep for at least 8 minutes. You can steep longer if you like, it won't go bitter. But I do recommend at least 8 minutes to make sure you get a good representation of the flavors. strain and allow to cool for another 5 minutes or so. enjoy!
This tastes great hot or cold, me personally, I prefer it on the warm (hot) side because it tastes a bit more like a freshly baked muffin that way.