CynTEAa wrote:Rooibos has a distinctive aroma that seems to be hard for some people to get past. Xine and I were discussing this yesterday and found honeybush to be more 'approachable.' The honeybush is much more fruity like CK said and a bit more complex for an herbal.
That was definitely the main thing I noticed with the Honeybush. Plain Rooibos has a medicinal, cough syrup scent to it which is very hard to get past. I still can't drink plain Rooibos even though I like some of the flavored ones. The Honeybush, on the other hand, is sweet like its name and smells fruity, not to mention that it tastes great unflavored.
One of the things I noticed with the Apricot Honeybush was that the flavor went together so well with the tea. It is more of an enhancement of the Honeybush's natural flavor instead of just being a flavor added to it. I can see the other fruit flavors working in the same way, enhancing the fruitiness that is already there. I thought that was nifty.