Frank at 52teas has really done it this time! This tea placed 3rd in the Flavored Herbal Teas category at the 2010 North American Tea Championships. An award quite well deserved for this Pina Colada Honeybush.
|Blend Name||Pina Colada Honeybush|
|Country of Origin||Africa|
|Price per Package||$7.99 USD|
|Quantity||~ 2 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Honeybush is a naturally sweet, caffeine free evergreen bush from Africa. It’s a bit sweeter with a different flavor profile than Rooibos, in case you were wondering.
This blend is made of plenty of honeybush with large chunks of pineapple and coconut shavings mixed in. It’s really something to see and the aroma is so close to an actual pina colada I can’t stress how wet my palate was while waiting for the ensemble to brew the suggested 10 minutes.
The liquor brews an interestingly dark amber-brown. The aroma foretells the sweetness in the flavor. However the pineapple is subdued a bit with the coconut taking the forefront in the steeped aroma.
Once this tea is in the mouth it’s unbelievably smooth. For a tea without milk, this is a bit surprising. I enjoyed the play of the coconut on the palate with the pineapple tartness lightly teasing the edges of the mouth.
I recommend this tisane to everyone. It’s really something which needs to be tried, and at only roughly $8 (including shipping) you can’t go wrong!