Leaf Type: Fruit/Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
The deliciously relaxing taste of sweet plump cherries with a fragrant delighting of hibiscus blossoms and faint whispers of raspberry. Your purchase helps protect fragile ecosystems.
Ingredients – organic rosehips, organic hibiscus, organic apple pieces, organic raspberries, natural flavors
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m not wild about hibiscus. However, I do often find hibiscus-y blends that are quite tasty. This Cherry Cosmo is one such example.
The hibiscus here not only gives the cup some much needed texture, but together with the apple, it provides a good background flavor for the sweet fruit notes. The cherry really pops in this blend, and I think that is due in part to the tart hibiscus flavor.
The sip starts out with a sweet-tart cherry taste, reminding me a bit of a cherry sour ball. About mid-sip, I begin to notice the background notes of hibiscus and apple, and the softer raspberry flavor weaves its way into the sip right at the finish. The finish is tart with a nice sweet fruit flavor lingering in the aftertaste.
Overall, this is a tasty tisane. I like that it’s a little sweet, and not too tart. I like it hot or cold. And because it’s naturally caffeine free, it is a refreshing, relaxing tea that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
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!