For the first time in months I had yesterday morning off work which meant I could go to the market downtown before starting for the day. It was nice getting out there, and I got a pretty good haul, including sweet buns from my favourite baker, some lentils, my favourite coconut mango sticky rice, and even some freshly made cherry tarts for the staff (the tarts are awesome because EVERY ingredient in them is grown locally, so not only are they made local but they’re grown local too). The highlight of the haul though was the honey I grabbed; this time around I nabbed some lavender and cherry honey.
That brings my overall haul of infused honeys to:
- Orange Spice
And of course plain honey.
I really wanted to find the perfect tea to try out the new flavours with though, and this seemed like a great pairing for cherry! Plus it let me get in another sipdown, which is always a good thing. I added a fairly generous amount of the honey because I wanted to get enough to not just sweeten the tea but to also imbue a cherry note to the cup. It was a raving success because the blend was so smooth and rich and it definitely took on the taste of cherry! Overall, as someone on Insta pointed out, the chocolate and cherry combo took on this sort of rich, velvety ‘black forest cake’ kind of taste, with nuttier undertones from the hazelnut.
It was delicious!