Leaf Type: Fruit/Herbal
Where to Buy: Fusion Tea Room
This mild creation is given fruity sweetness by the apple pieces and carrot flakes and a touch of freshness by eucalyptus leaves, lemon grass, tangerine bits and a nuance of hibiscus. Dried Orange slices are an optical reminder of the fresh citrus flavor of this absolutely perfect composition.
This is a delightful surprise! I had expected this tisane to be very tart, but, it really isn’t. It is a little tangy, but not what I would call tart. Instead it is mild and refreshing and deliciously sweet!
The hibiscus is so very light here and seems to offer nothing more than color and texture to the cup. Together with the beetroot, this brews to a vibrant, plum-red color.
The flavor of the hibiscus is masked by the bright flavor of citrus. And that’s just fine with me! The overall flavor is a pleasing balance of orange and grapefruit. There are lingering hints of tangerine and I can taste the crisp notes of eucalyptus in the distance.
The apple, carrot and beetroot provide a sweet base for the citrus fruits and help to curb their sometimes sour tendencies while enhancing their natural sweetness.
This tisane would be a big hit at a little girl’s tea party. The color is sure to please and the sweet ambrosial flavor will have them begging for more! This one’s a winner!