Leaf Type: Fruit/Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: English Tea Store
This tea is blended to appeal to the taste of children. These teas can be enjoyed by children and adults alike – either hot or cold! Why not keep some in the refrigerator?
Learn more about this tisane here.
I recently ordered some of this tea to give as a gift, and my friend was nice enough to share a bit of it with me so that I could try it too, since I hadn’t tried it before.
There are a lot of different fruits in this: apples, raisins, currants, and sweet orange peel. There is also hibiscus. As m0st of you know, hibiscus is not my favorite herb, but, I am hoping that there is enough other ingredients in this to keep me sipping.
After steeping for five minutes, the tisane is deep, ruby red. Hibiscus! Ack! Fortunately, though, the hibiscus does not contribute a lot of tartness to the cup, nor does it give off that syrupy texture (at least, it doesn’t after the five minutes steep time).
That is not to say that the tisane is not tart, because it is, but, it is a mild tartness that contrasts well with sweetness of the apple and raisin. I can also taste the rose in this, which is a really nice touch. It’s hard to pick out specific notes, the flavors all pretty much meld together to create a cup that is a little tart and a little sweet, fruity and a little flowery.
It’s a nice cup. Not something I’d drink daily, I’ll leave that to my neighbor!