Leaf Type: Fruit/Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: SpecialTea Brew
Hibiscus flower, rose hips, orange peel, cornflower petals & blueberries
Wow… this tea is tart!
Now, I am not ordinarily a fan of tart teas, I prefer things on the slightly sweeter side. But I’m not going to let that stand in my way of offering my thoughts on this tea.
The union of hibiscus, orange peel and blueberry creates a unique flavor – it doesn’t quite taste like blueberry, it doesn’t quite taste like hibiscus. It is like a new berry… is it mountain berry? I think that perhaps “tropical berry” might be more appropriate, but that’s just my opinion.
This new berry – Mountain Berry – has a pungent tartness with an underlying sweetness, it has a very juicy flavor that is very vibrant.
It has been suggested to try blending this tea with other “teas” – such as a white tea or a green tea. I think it would also be quite good with a bit of honeybush. But I think it would be even better as a “cooler” – adding a little bit of lemon-lime soda (or ginger ale!) to it along with a wedge of orange. Doesn’t that sound refreshing?
I didn’t have any lemon-lime soda, nor did I try blending it with other teas… but what I did try is chilling it. It is pretty good as an iced tea, the chill tones down the tarty quality of the tea just enough to make it somewhat energizing.
This is not my favorite tea – but it isn’t a terrible tasting tea either. It is one that I welcome your thoughts on – please try it for yourself and let me know (by writing a comment on this post) what you think of it. I’d love to hear from you!