Very Big Hill Dew Honeybush Tisane from 52Teas

VeryBigHillDewTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tisane Description:

Several people from our Southern Boy Teas Kickstarter campaign requested that we make a Mountain Dew inspired iced tea. I was thinking about how I would do it, and I kept thinking how good this would be as a honeybush blend. So here we have caffeine-free African honeybush with lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon myrtle and organic flavors. This is YUMMY. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

OK … I cracked up laughing when I read the name of this honeybush tisane from 52Teas:  Very Big Hill Dew.  Maybe I have a twisted, whacked sense of humor.  Because when I shared the name of the tisane with my husband, he didn’t think it was funny at all.  Maybe his sense of humor is whacked.

Regardless, this is a really tasty tisane.  I don’t drink a lot of soda, in fact, I can’t tell you when the last time was that I had a Mountain … err … soda by which this tisane was inspired.  It’s been a long time.  So, it would be difficult for me to say with confidence that this tastes like that soda.  I do know that when I opened the package, it smelled like the soda, and that I know because my husband does drink it (well, the diet version of it), so I’m familiar with the aroma.

And this does have a soda-like taste.  I can taste that bubbly, effervescent sort of taste.  It’s light and refreshing.  And there is a lot of lemon-y, lime-ish like flavors dancing on my palate.  It’s very tasty.

The honeybush adds a sort of sweet, honeyed flavor to the cup, as well as a slight earthiness.  Not exactly “nutty” the way I usually taste from a honeybush tisane.  It’s just more of a slight earthy flavor that complements the lemon-lime notes in a really pleasing way.

It is sweet, a little bit tart and tangy, and very enjoyable.  I drank a cup of it hot, and then I chilled the rest that I brewed and drank it iced.  It’s better iced (it is a soda-inspired tea, after all), but, it’s still tasty served hot too.  I found it to be a calming, relaxing cuppa – nice for the end of a busy day.

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