Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: 52Teas
For this week, we’ve decided to create a new honeybush blend, this time a fusion of raspberries and bananas with real freeze dried raspberries and banana slices and natural flavors. It’s a great fusion of sweet and creamy, tart and smooth. Of course, it’s also caffeine- and calorie-free!
Learn more about this tea here.
OK, the moment I tore open this pouch, I knew I was in for a treat. It smells AMAZING and tells of the banana raspberry yumminess inside. As I scooped out the tisane into my Breville, I saw tiny bits of freeze-dried raspberries and big slices of freeze-dried bananas. YUM! Now the hard part… waiting! I typically steep honeybush blends for 10 full minutes to extract as much flavor as possible. And while it’s difficult to wait for 10 minutes sometimes, my patience is usually rewarded.
Wowza! This is very flavorful. My first reaction was “this reminds me of a smoothie, only hot,” which tells me that this is going to be amazing iced.
The honeybush is sweet and slightly nutty and offers a delicious background for the flavors of banana and raspberry. The raspberry is sweet yet tart, and what I like best is how the banana flavor really mellows everything out and makes it all taste remarkably smooth and sweet and very yummy. Very fruity and sweet, but just enough tangy flavor and nutty notes in there to keep it balanced and from tasting too much like an overly sweet kid’s drink (although, I’m pretty sure kids would love this too).
It looks like there are only 2 pouches of this tea left in stock, so, if the idea of juicy raspberry and sweet banana flavor appeals to you … you should definitely not wait any longer to order some for yourself! This one’s going to be GONE soon!