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In The Mood Herbal Tisane from Hari Tea (Shoti Maa)

July9

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Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Fruit/Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Hari Tea

Tisane Description:

We appreciate the magic of the moment and celebrate that what is gives us and the world.

This tea stimulates your senses from the first sip and awakens your awareness of how nice it is to be alive: Orange treats with sweet, Hibiscus promises romance, pepper makes you awake for the adventure of the moment.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

So, hibiscus is supposed to be an aphrodisiac?  That’s what I’m getting from the above description (taken from the Hari Tea website).  If so, this is something I did not know about the herb.

It doesn’t make me like hibiscus any better.

This In the Mood Herbal Tisane from Hari Tea (Shoti Maa) has a bit too much hibiscus for my liking.  What saves it for me is the notes of orange and the spice.  The spicy notes, especially, help keep the cup interesting and detracts the palate from feeling inundated by the thickness of the hibiscus infusion.  The spice also keeps the cup from being too tart.  As it is, it’s drinkable for me, but, I can’t say that this is my favorite beverage.

It’s alright though.  The orange gives it a little bit of sweetness, and a juicy taste – it tastes almost like there’s a couple of drops of freshly squeezed orange in this.  I like that.  I am wishing I could taste more of the other spices that are in this blend, particularly, I’d love to taste more of the licorice (or liquorice) and the cardamom.  Every once in a while, I’ll notice a note pass my palate that I’ll think … “oh there it is!” but, then it disappears as quickly as it appears.

Overall, this wasn’t horrible.  But, I don’t think it put me in the mood for anything other than a desire for some black licorice.

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