Archive for February 21st, 2009

Honey Tea Perfection

Rarely…very rarely…one of my experiments in blending turns out absolutely perfect.

My attempt at a chrysanthemum-lotus-Silver-Needle white tea? Awful. My effort to blending dried fruit with herbals? Meh-ish. But occasionally, one can catch lightning in a bottle and marvel at its shininess.

Lately, I’ve been on a rooibos kick. Not red rooibos, don’t much care for it. Rather green rooibos and it’s cousin, honeybush. The former actually helped me with an embarrassing health issue. The latter, well, I hadn’t tried it yet. Both were good by themselves, but not intirely great. Both together, near great…but still missing something. Numi Tea gave me the idea.

Their Sweet African Red contained both honeybush and green rooibos. The underlying natural sweetness of the two was there, but it was subtle. Still wonderful, but what if said drinker wanted more?

That’s where stevia comes into play. Oh, stevia…how I love thee!

Try this at home. 1 tsp. of green rooibos, 1 tsp. of honeybush, and about a 1/2 tsp. of stevia leaf. Steep for five minutes in 16 oz. of boiling water…and presto!

You have the closest approximation to a honey tea (without actual honey used) I’ve found to date.

In my humble opinion anyway.

Sorry for going a little long on this…just thought I’d share.

I’m all giddy ‘n stuff.

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