Friday, September 13, 2013

Brew Lab Tea Honey Bear

Country of Origin: not listed but presumably South Africa
Leaf Appearance: small, reddish brown
Ingredients: rooibos, vanilla, caramel
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep reddish brown

I'm not usually a fan of rooibos but every once in a while I come across a flavored one that I find really enjoyable. This blend was sweet, creamy and comforting. The base rooibos was earthy and unobtrusive, letting the other flavors really shine. Vanilla and caramel are a great pair and I love the way that they combined here. The flavoring wasn't overdone or artificial tasting. It's a perfect before bedtime sip because it does not have caffeine. No sweetener is necessary but you could add a touch of honey if you were so inclined. Some people do enjoy milk or creamer in their rooibos and I think those people are crazy. It's just not heavy bodied enough to warrant that. +Brew Lab Tea lists this as a kid friendly tea and I can definitely see it going over well with little ones.

You can find out more about this tea here.

Make sure you check out my recipe for Honey Bear Sugar cookies on +Brew Lab Tea's blog!

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