Where To Buy: Red Leaf Tea Company
This tea is blends organically grow black tea leaves with flowery accents. It will enable you to rise up on the hottest day of the year with a body filled with a clear and cool spirit. Our blend creates a unique and powerful mix of sweetness and tartness, adding a bright morning alertness to our brews. To create this special jumble of lightness and vigor, we have added red rosebud, purple mountain rose hips and hibiscus to the basic leaves of our black tea. Sweet flavors require expert handling, and we have the skills to offer you the greatest morning tea in the nation.
I, for one, am overly ready to KISS SUMMER hello! So when I saw this Summer Kiss tea from Red Leaf Tea Company I was very happy. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a tea by it’s name – but I couldn’t resist!
This black tea had large rose buds in it and shouted SUMMER! It was highly scented and the taste was pleasing – that is for sure! The product description mentioned hibiscus – to be honest I didn’t notice it – and that is coming from someone who doesn’t favor hibiscus. I know of the healthy benefits of hibiscus and really wished I did LOVE it but I usually find it too tart or too sweet or distracting for me. I will say – whatever Red Leaf did with it in flavoring the black tea here – is PERFECT! At least for my personal preferences!
The black tea taste is a little weaker of the black teas I have had but that is ok…I don’t think a big, bold, black would work here with this blend…so again…Red Leaf is “right on”. Then there is the rose. The roses are beautiful and very flavorful! I recently found this nutritional info about infusing rose buds and petals and thought I would share it with you…
Rose hips are consumed in tea in part for their nutritional value. According to nutritiondata.com, a single ounce of rose hips contains 24 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin A, 5 percent of calcium, and a whopping 199 percent of vitamin C. Native Americans used rose hips in teas, and then, rather than discarding the remaining hips, added them to soups and stews because they were too nutritious to waste. Rose petals have also been used to make tea, but their nutritional content has not been studied.