Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Positiv-A-Tea
Hibiscus, Lemon Balm, Rose Petals,
Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Lavender
I was a little confused when I read the packaging – the list of ingredients on the card that came with this sample of tea doesn’t include cinnamon, but I was certain it was in there. I could smell it and taste it. I was a little worried that somehow my olfactory nerve and taste buds were off. After visiting the website I see that there is, indeed, cinnamon in the blend.
So at least my nose and tongue aren’t so off after all. But I still worried that this tisane would be very hibiscus-y since it was the first ingredient listed. But really, the hibiscus isn’t very dominant here. It adds some much needed body (without it, I think this would be a dismally thin cuppa) and color, as well as just a hint of flavor that enhances the citrus-y tones of the cup.
That being said, as this tisane cools the hibiscus flavor does start to become more aggressive – so if you like the taste of hibiscus, drink this iced. If you’re not a fan of hibiscus, I suggest drinking it hot!
The primary flavors of this cup are the citrus-y tones (most notably, orange) and the cinnamon, and it makes for a very nice, warmly spiced orange-y tisane. I can taste the rose and the lavender also, but, these are not particularly strong in this cup. The lemon balm adds just a hint of lemon-y flavor, but without lemon-y pucker. It is a very charming balance of tastes.
A beautiful herbal blend that is just as good for you as it is delicious to drink! Cheers!
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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