This tisane is wonderful – full of juicy, tangy citrus flavor! From the moment I tore into the pouch, I could smell the strong fragrance of orange, so I was confident this would be a very flavorful tisane.
The honeybush base is honey-sweet and adds a pleasant, nutty flavor to the cup, as well as subtle notes of a wood-like taste. In some honeybush blends, the woody flavors are a bit stronger, I suspect that the strong orange and tangerine flavors cancel out some of the woodier flavors of the honeybush – but I’m not complaining. I find the balance that has been achieved here quite enjoyable.
The orange and mandarin flavors here are remarkably bright, tasting like fresh, juicy fruit. Sweet and tangy with a tart note that lingers a bit in the aftertaste, imparting that little tingle of citrus taste on the tongue. It pairs well with the naturally sweet honeybush.
Twinings of London describes this Herbal Unwind blend as
Honeybush has been enjoyed as a soothing beverage in South Africa for centuries. We have sourced the finest quality and blended it with the two distinct citrus flavors of orange and mandarin. Enjoy an extraordinary treat as it creates a relaxing moment to unwind.
Ingredients: Honeybush, Natural Orange and Mandarin Flavours with Other Natural Flavours
As I near the cup, I am noticing just what is so appealing to me about the flavor of this tisane. It tastes quite a bit like a chewable vitamin C! Is it weird that I’ve always enjoyed the flavor of those chewable tablets? Hey, at least it makes it easier to consume them when needed!
Whether or not you like the taste of chewable vitamin C tablets, I think you will find that this is a very calming and relaxing cup. I can see why Twinings chose to make this part of their Herbal Unwind collection. It is certainly a delicious cup with which to unwind. And the fresh, fruity flavor is one that children can enjoy as well as adults.