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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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