Tea Taste Testing: Apple Gingerbread Honeybush (Now Available in Very Limited Quantities!)
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Apple Gingerbread Honeybush
Tea Description: This tea is one I crafted for Amoda Tea. It is SO good! Delicious, warmly spiced gingerbread notes with sweet, slightly tangy apple flavor with a honey-sweet, slightly nutty honeybush base - a perfect blend to cozy up any time of the day.
This blend begins with our organic, naturally caffeine-free honeybush & combined it a little bit of rooibos - just enough to round out the flavor. Then I added a bunch of freeze-dried apples, gingerbread spices (ginger root, cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg) & just a hint of gingerbread essence to give the blend a warm, wonderful, freshly-baked quality.
This one is available in very limited quantities & because it was crafted for Amoda as an exclusive blend, it will not be reblended again (unless Amoda requests it). Grab it while you can! Yes, it's organic, VEGAN, gluten-free, caffeine-free & allergen free!
organic ingredients: honeybush, rooibos, apples, ginger root, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & natural flavors
Yum! It's been a few weeks since I last enjoyed this blend. It's really quite good: warm & spicy (but not overly so) - tasting just the way I like a good gingerbread to taste - with lovely notes of crisp, sweet-tart apple. I don't find the base to be a strong flavor here - I taste some of the sweet, nutty notes from it but it melds nicely with the gingerbread notes which enhances the gingerbread rather than standing out as "honeybush" or even "rooibos" it just tastes like a yummy gingerbread cake with apple.
to brew: I recommend giving the pouch a good shake before you measure it out - as there are a lot of ingredients in this and you want a good representation of all those ingredients in your measurement. use at least 4g to 12 ounces of very hot water (heated to 195°F) & allow to steep for at least 8 minutes. (it's fine to allow it to steep longer - it won't become bitter!) strain & allow to cool for a few minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
I also recommend trying this with about a half a teaspoon of sugar (or brown sugar) - the flavors of the gingerbread wll POP!