Honey Ginger Flavored Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas

HoneyGingerTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Learn more about Southern Boy Teas here.

Taster’s Review:

During their recent fundraising campaign, 52Teas/Southern Boy Teas had a few “flavorful” initiatives that once certain fundraising goals were achieved, new flavors were created.  This is one of the flavors that customers of Southern Boy Teas could vote on – and they did! – and have created.  And I’m really glad this Honey Ginger Flavored Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas was created, because I’m loving it.

To be honest, it isn’t a flavor that I would have really thought of to vote on.  Not that I have anything against the flavor combination of honey and ginger, it’s something that I turn to whenever I’m sick.  A cup of hot tea with ginger and honey always makes me feel a little better when I’m down for the count.  But as iced tea?  I wasn’t as thrilled with the flavor.

But I was wrong, because this is really yummy!  The flavors come through just right.  The ginger is a softer, sweeter ginger, which I contribute as much to the presence of the honey as I do the way the flavor was added to the tea.  The honey softens the usual zesty, peppery ginger so that it is a warm taste, but not a spicy one.  It is a very refreshing change to the way I usually experience ginger.

The honey is the strongest flavor of this tea, but I like that also.  I don’t usually add honey to my tea unless I am feeling under the weather, because I find that it adds too much of it’s own flavor to the cup and I want to experience the tea and not really the honey, you know what I mean?  So, I usually refrain from adding honey to my cup – but this tea allows me to enjoy the taste of honey and I’m liking that.

And the brisk, bold flavor of the black tea is perfectly balanced with the flavors.  I taste tea, I taste honey and I taste a hint of ginger.  It’s really a tasty glass of tea.  This is one that I’m going to put on my re-order list.

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