A free sampler, thanks Anne! Decided to brew this up as my herbal tea tonight, on what has become a very stressful evening! My kitchen sink is leaking, and since I don’t want to pay for “after hours” repair charges (in podunk Idaho, anything on a Sunday is “after hours”!) and I work during “normal business hours” during the rest of the week, the best I could do on the plumber front was getting an appointment early in the morning, an hour before I go into work, next Wednesday. Which means I have to deal with that sink leaking until then! (I’m no expert, but it looks to me like it only leaks when I’m running the water in the sink, so towels and a cooking pan under it will have to suffice, and I’ll have to try to severely cut down on my dishes until then… guess the next three days will be ordering in!)
I’m smelling my steeping cup, and getting warm blueberries, cinnamon, pastry, and that peppery note that I’ve been getting from honeybush a lot lately. The steeped tea tastes like a syrupy sweet blueberry, like a blueberry pancake syrup, followed by lingering spices in the mouth; the spices actually help mask the peppery note of the honeybush (or at least it seems to blend in well with them rather than standing out like several of the Plum Deluxe blends I had during advent). I rarely taste nutmeg when its included in a tea, but I taste it here! It sort of lingers on my tongue after the sip, too. The base tastes a touch nutty which I think is what is bringing out the pastry associations for me.
A pleasant cuppa on a not-so-pleasant evening!
Flavors: Blueberry, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Nutty, Pancake Syrup, Pastries, Pepper, Spices, Sweet