Costco Vonbee Honey, Citron & Ginger Tea Base Review

Comforting tea to have on hand for COVID, cold & flu season!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. However, I was given a free sample of this product to review. The opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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With it getting colder it’s time to have more warm comforting beverages like hot chocolate, tea and apple cider! There’s a product at Costco I’ve seen for a while and have wanted to try and today I’m reviewing it on the blog. The Costco Vonbee Honey, Citron & Ginger Flavoured Tea Base.

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I used this to make tea and also tried it as a marmalade. As a marmalade it’s delicious on toast, plain scones or English muffins. It’s wonderful as a tea. There’s a strong lemon and citrus flavor and a ton of warmth coming from the ginger, this is also quite sweet and you can taste the honey. It’s got bits of citrus peel in it which I personally love but if you don’t want citrus peel in your tea you could use a strainer. You can add more or less than the recommended three teaspoons to make your desired tea strength.

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I paid $11.99 Canadian for this massive 2.2 kg jar. It’s a really big jar so that price seems reasonable!


You can use this to make hot or cold tea or you can use it as a marmalade or to make salad dressings. The best before date is almost two years from the date I purchased the tea. To make tea you just add three teaspoons of this to a cup of hot water and mix.

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Three teaspoons is 50 calories, 12 grams of sugar, 15 mg of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates and zero grams of fat. Lemon and ginger are known to help with digestion, healing and have anti-inflammatory effects.

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This jar is going to last me FOREVER! It will be perfect during the cold and flu season and the tea makes a super comforting cozy drink to have when feeling a little chilled.

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 4/10

What is your favorite kind of tea to have?!

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50 thoughts on “Costco Vonbee Honey, Citron & Ginger Tea Base Review”

  1. Just got this at the Kelowna Costco yesterday, have never tried it before. I have a cold and took some yesterday, might be my imagination but I’m sure it’s unclogged my head so I could sleep last night lol. I don’t like the peels so I use the strainer. It has a nice natural flavor. But I think the jar will last me ten years lol There is a lot!

    • You do know that lemons are an amazing killer of cancer? You can eat these peels no problem as the shite has been removed

  2. It’s no longer available in Ottawa at any of the Costco stores .. I find this happens quite frequently with Costco .. Love the produce hope it’s back on the shelves soon ..

  3. I can’t find it at any of the Costco stores in the northeast . Last purchased online and now it’s out of stock there as well. I’m hoping it comes back again. I see it on Amazon at a much expensive price. I’d rather just wait until it comes back in stock at Costco.

  4. Hi Natalie
    Greetings, Just like to know why we can not find VONBEE anywhere now we start liking it and it disappears from earth. If you know how can I get it please let me know for regular supplies .
    Kind Regards
    R Dadhich

    • Hi Raj! It seems to come and go regularly and sells out fast. Keep looking in the tea/coffee aisle for it. Sometimes I find it near the jam and syrup too.

    • I just bought it at my Costco (Prince George, BC) today (Oct 29, 2023) so it’s still around at least at some locations! Was in the same aisle as jam etc.


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