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Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea

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Indulge in dessert-inspired sweetness that brings out the wild honeybush and tames it into a creamy confection. The South African honeybush is grown in the wild and carries soft, clear honey tones when it's blended with sweet vanilla beans. The result is a smooth, warm and friendly, creamy dessert tisane.

Smooth & rich honey-vanilla infusion

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TeavanaHoneybush Vanilla Herbal Tea
 
4.0

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soothing (85)
  • Great aroma (77)
  • Smooth body (67)
  • Unique flavor profile (48)
  • Fresh (38)

Cons

  • Weak (17)
  • Flat (6)
  • Bitter (4)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (73)
  • Dessert tea (43)
  • Evening (43)
  • Afternoon (17)
  • Gifts (16)
    • Tea Body:
    • Medium (71), Full (20), Lightweight (18)
    • Tea Finish:
    • Smooth (73), Too short (13), Long (7)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Malty (28), Sweet (25), Creamy (8), Honey (8), Spicy (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (93), Health conscious (46), High-end shopper (29), Occasional tea drinker (15), Health nut (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better, not bitter

Reading the other reviews, I feel like a lot of people have missed the point of this tea, mislead by the "honey" part of honeybush. Though sweeter than a...Read complete review

Reading the other reviews, I feel like a lot of people have missed the point of this tea, mislead by the "honey" part of honeybush. Though sweeter than a rooibos, it is not a sweet tea by itself, especially when using real vanilla beans rather than an artificial extract. It's a wonderful disgestive tea on its own and steadies a lot of other teas heavy on spice. Try it with the Matevana and Peppermint and two scoops of rock cane sugar - like drinking a cookie, a recommended concoction for migraines. Honeybush is also good for pregnant/lactating and menopausal women, in addition to its advertised benefits as an expectorant (clearing the lungs). Do not brew this longer than 5-6 minutes. That works for fruity herbals, but honeybush is actual plant leaves. I hope the negative reviewers give this a second chance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sweet and too little vanilla

I should preface this by saying that I don't like anything very sweet and love unflavored teas, so perhaps that's part of why I do not love this tea. I love vanilla tea,...Read complete review

I should preface this by saying that I don't like anything very sweet and love unflavored teas, so perhaps that's part of why I do not love this tea. I love vanilla tea, but I hardly tasted the vanilla in this. The honey was overpowering and too sweet for me, and it had a very long sweet aftertaste. The smell is wonderful though. After trying it alone, I mixed it with Silver Needle white tea. That was better as it toned down the sweetness and honey. Next I'll try mixing it with a bolder unflavored tea like black or oolong. Overall, this tea is okay. If you are looking for a tea with a strong vanilla taste then this is not it.

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5.0

Great Mixer

By Sir Mix-a-lot

from Midwest

About Me Cheap, Occasional Tea Drinker

Pros

  • Soothing
  • Unique Flavor Profile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Morning

    Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

    Background: I am a college kid who hates coffee and hates plain black tea, but I still need caffeine. Therefore I found some black tea I can afford, but it tastes more bitter than other black so I added 4oz of this to 8oz of the cheap black tea and now it tastes divine, I can drink it all day. The sweetness and the strength of this tea overpowers the negative qualities of the cheap tea and really didn't add in that much cost per cup.

    Very good for mixing.

    • Tea Body:
    • Full
    • Tea Finish:
    • Smooth
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Fruity, Malty

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    2.0

    Too artificial, not enough tea flavor

    By Lisa C

    from Fort Myers, FL

    About Me Health Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Unique Flavor Profile

    Cons

    • Artificial
    • Sweet

    Best Uses

    • Evening

    Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

    From reading other things about this tea I would have thought that it would be more earthy and less sweet. Not overly impressed

    • Tea Body:
    • Light
    • Tea Finish:
    • Smooth
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Artificial, Vanilla

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    4.0

    Great Tea

    By CurlyGurly

    from Ohio

    About Me Occasional Tea Drinker, Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Great Aroma
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Body
    • Soothing
    • Unique Flavor Profile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Dessert Tea
      • Gifts

      Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

      This tea is pretty good on its own, but li like to drink it with a splash of half and half and just a little bit of sweetener. It is pretty rich and it is a very good soothing/calming tea. I love it!!!

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium
      • Tea Finish:
      • Smooth
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Warm And Sweet

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for sweet cravings!

      By ClicketySnap

      from Medicine Hat, AB Canada

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Soothing
      • Unique Flavor Profile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Dessert Tea

        Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

        I find the aroma of this tea overpoweringly sweet and would have probably avoided it for that alone, except that the flavor of this tea is perfect for my hormonal sweet cravings! The tea flavor alone (unsweetened) is sweet enough for me, though I agree with those who stated that adding a little sweetener brings out the vanilla tones. This tea makes a pretty amazing latte, and is horrible iced. I also enjoy adding a splash of dark spiced rum to this tea on its own or in a latte.

        I definitely do not drink this tea on a regular basis, as I prefer richer flavors. Be careful to not steep this tea too long (less is definitely more!) as it drastically changes the flavor of the tea from a nice light warmth to a thick and cloying tea with a bitter aftertaste.

        • Tea Body:
        • Light
        • Tea Finish:
        • Long
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Malty, Sweet

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        4.0

        Warm and comforting

        By canadacole

        from New Brunswick, Canada

        About Me Herbal Tea Fan

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Aroma
        • High Quality
        • Unique Flavor Profile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

          I first tried this tea unsweetened and wasn't an immediate fan. Tried again with the rock sugar and now this is one of my very favourite teas. The sugar teases out the notes of vanilla and makes this a very nice, comforting tea; perfect for a cold day and a good book.

          • Tea Body:
          • Full
          • Tea Flavor:
          • Spicy

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          5.0

          tea/baby shower party favorite

          By Grace E. the momma

          from Shepherdsville, KY

          About Me High-End Shopper

          Pros

          • Fresh
          • Smooth Body
          • Soothing
          • Unique Flavor Profile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Afternoon
            • Dessert Tea
            • Gifts

            Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

            I love tea, and drink it mainly with my family. We had a baby shower for my sister and this was one of three teas that I set out from teavanna. Strawberry lemonade/blueberry bliss iced tea, chocolate mint flavored and honeybush vanilla which all three were big hits. So was the passion fruit, blackberry, and perfectly pear white tea. My high suggestion for it is put a little creamer in and a tade sweetener of choice and sit back and enjoy... This is a desert tea if anything or great for parties... such a creamy rich flavor to it!

            • Tea Body:
            • Medium
            • Tea Finish:
            • Smooth
            • Tea Flavor:
            • Vegetal

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            5.0

            LOVE this herbal tea!

            By Tiselput

            from NC

            About Me Health Conscious

            Pros

            • Fresh
            • Great Aroma
            • Natural
            • Smooth Body
            • Soothing
            • Unique Flavor Profile

            Cons

            • Not Bitter

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

            I love white and green tea but they don't love me. I get heartburn/acid reflux from "regular" tea. So while checking out the herbals at a local Teavana store, the tea lady let me smell the honeybush vanilla. Blech! It smelled way too sweet and really turned me off. But many of the herbals have other ingredients that I shouldn't have because of health reasons. She insisted that I try a cup of the honeybush, however I wanted it and I reluctantly said, "Okay."
            Oh my, it was so surprisingly good! It is not bitter, like other teas taste to me, and it tastes like what my local natural foods store smells like...in a good way. I took some home that day and it is the only thing I drink now beside water. I mostly drink mine iced, but on a chilly night will have it hot. It is not so sweet that I don't add a little sweetner. I use a small amount of natural sugar and it is just perfect!
            I have recommended this herbal tea to my friends that drink herbals. I even gave them some for Christmas.

            • Tea Body:
            • Medium
            • Tea Finish:
            • Smooth
            • Tea Flavor:
            • Spice-ish, Sweet-ish

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice

            By Ali

            from Providence, RI

            About Me Occasional Tea Drinker

            Pros

            • Great Aroma
            • Smooth Body
            • Soothing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

              I don't think this is too sweet or artificial tasting at all. It tastes like vanilla bean, is really smooth, just sweet enough, and really calming.

              • Tea Body:
              • Medium
              • Tea Finish:
              • Smooth
              • Tea Flavor:
              • Spicy

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              1.0

              Not for me

              By Clare

              from Boston

              About Me Tea Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

                    I love vanillia and I love blending teas, so I thought this tea would be great. Not so much. I tried it on its own, and blended with a couple of white and oolong teas. I didn't care for any of the results. Vanilla should impart a smoothness that this just doesn't have. I find there to be something harsh and articial tasting about this tea.

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Light

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Full Flavor!

                    By Ajdorse on YouTube

                    from Memphis

                    About Me Health Conscious, Health Nut, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Fresh
                    • Great Aroma
                    • High Quality
                    • Rich In Antioxidants
                    • Smooth Body
                    • Soothing
                    • Unique Flavor Profile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime
                      • Gifts

                      Comments about Teavana Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea:

                      This tea is very good and good for you but if you don't like bold flavor this may not be your cup of tea...

                      • Tea Body:
                      • Full
                      • Tea Finish:
                      • Smooth
                      • Tea Flavor:
                      • honey

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