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.

test alt text

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.

test alt text


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.

test alt text


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.

test alt text


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.

test alt text

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?!

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

  1. I love the flavor and many uses of the honey citron & ginger tea. I was very disappointed in the fact that high fructose corn syrup was in the ingredients!! I am so used to Costco’s high standards and the fact that they carry a lot of organic foods. I did not read the label till so was putting it on my French toast!! I was all ready to share this big jar with my children so they might want to purchase it also but will not now as that tells me it is a GMO product. Sad for me.

  2. I have been buying this for some time now but today I checked for this at my Costco in Altamonte Springs, Florida and they said it has been deleted and none of the stores in central Florida have any left!

  3. We have tried to duplicate this recipe using non gmo things and stevia with honey. It was good but their conveniently prepared container full is so tempting.

    One might consider this a treat…


Leave a Comment