Leaf Type: Fruit Tisane
Where to buy: Tiesta Tea
The popular pomegranate superfruit demonstrates its best attributes in a tag-team duo with the fruity blueberry. This delicate twosome will invigorate your taste buds with a very fruity taste experience with extraordinary eye appeal with its robe of royal blue cornflowers, blue mallow blossoms, hibiscus, and elderberries.
Learn more about this tisane here.
I am usually fearful of tisanes with hibiscus in them, mostly because too often, the hibiscus is overdone and the result (especially if oversteeped!) is a thick, syrup-y, overly tart tasting tisane that is really off-putting to me. Fortunately, that didn’t happen with this Blueberry Wild Child Fruit Tisane from Tiesta Tea.
I brewed this in just under boiling water (195°F) for six minutes. I found that this produced a really delightful cup of naturally caffeine free tisane that is sweet, fruity and not too hibiscus-y!
Sure, I taste the hibiscus, but, it melds nicely with the blueberry and does not overpower the cup. This tisane is not syrupy, unpleasantly thick or tart. It is just right! It is a little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a whole lot of flavorful! The body is what I’d categorize as medium to full … it is substantial without being thick and syrupy.
What I taste, primarily, is blueberry! I also taste hints of pomegranate, hibiscus and even a wine-like note that I attribute to the elderberry. The apple is barely noticeable, but, I think it adds a pleasant sweetness to the cup that it really needs given the tart berries (not to mention the hibiscus) in this blend.
Overall, a very enjoyable cup. Something I didn’t expect to like, but I really do! For something a little different, try adding some bits of cinnamon stick to the tisane before brewing – it gives it a really nice touch of spice!
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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