Leaf Type: Fruit/Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Fusion Tea Room
Green leaves, dark-red blossoms and bright fruits shine intensively. Truly a feast for the eyes. Thanks to some select, dried fruits and plants, this herb tea blend has a sweet taste and is very aromatic. In the background hibiscus and ginger softly unfold their typical characteristics. Fruity sweet and spicy fresh flavors ennoble this blend.
Hmm… Strawberries and Ginger? An unusual combination that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before, but, I am intrigued!
This is a beautiful blend – so many big, delicious-looking, dried strawberry slices. It smells very lovely too – the strong scent of ginger mingling with the sweet berry is much more irresistible than I thought it would be. YUM!
The tisane brews to a dark ruby color and there is some body to the tisane, courtesy of the hibiscus. The hibscus does not impart a strong flavor though, although I wouldn’t advise steeping too long as hibiscus does have a way of taking over when it is left to steep a while. I steeped this tisane for five minutes and found that the hibiscus gave the tea a desirable color and body without a strong tart flavor. This length of time gave the tisane a nice balance between sweet and tart.
The ginger is not too spicy, it is more of a background warmth that gradually builds as I sip, but never develops to a powerful ginger flavor. It remains pleasantly in the background, providing some dimension to the strawberry and other flavor profiles.
The strawberry is the strongest note, but, I want to describe the strawberry as a somewhat flat flavor. That is not a complaint, mind you, just an observation. It doesn’t have the complexity that you might get when biting into a fresh strawberry – and I think that might be because of the other flavors that are at play here. The sweetness of the apple tends to curb some of the more delicate notes of the strawberry – giving this more of a strawberry beverage kind of taste rather than a fresh berry taste.
That being said, this is still incredibly delicious, and it is a taste that I think both kids and adults can enjoy. It tastes AMAZING iced!
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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