For example, when asked "What did you put in your tea?"

A normal response might be "Honey."

A ______ response might be "The sweetest honey, from the greatest of flower orchards. I could literally taste every sweet petal of the flowers that became the honey comb. The flavor began as a light sweetness and then crescendo-ed into a grand orchestration of savory, blissfully sweet, yet earthy delights! I became enraptured and clenched my fists, looking towards the sky and exclaiming, 'WWWOOOOOOOWWWWW!! That's some great honey!'"


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How's effusive?

Effusive: marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm: effusive praise... We've used "effusive" in English to describe excessive outpourings since the 17th century... A person effuses when he or she speaks effusively...


There are many possibilities. Dithyrambic is one of them, defined by Merriam Webster as

(of a statement or writing) in an exalted or enthusiastic vein


There's sesquipedalian and prolix but I'm not sure they convey the senses of over-enthusiasm and passion. Perhaps grandiloquent. It means

Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner

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    Ooh! I like grandiloquent.
    – jmbmage
    Apr 10, 2017 at 16:10

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