Citrus Hibiscus Herbal Tisane from Simple Loose Leaf

Citrus-Hibiscus-HerbalTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos & Fruit/Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Description:

This lovely and colorful blend of hibiscus, rose hips, lemon grass, orange peel and organic rooibos infuses a ruby red herbal with a refreshing citrus and tart flavor containing light spice tones. Excellent over ice for a zingy citrus treat, and enjoy hot to help punch out a cold or flu.

Hibiscus Flowers, Rose Hips, Rooibos, Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Juicy Lemon and Orange Flavors

Learn more about this tea here.

Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Selection Club subscription program here.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This smells AMAZING!  I love the bright citrus-y scent of this tisane.

Now, as you can imagine, the name of this tisane scared me just a little bit.  Citrus Hibiscus Herbal.  Hibiscus just isn’t my thing.  But, I’ve had some really positive experiences with hibiscus lately, and the last hibiscus based tisane that I tasted from Simple Loose Leaf turned out to be alright.  And this smells really good … so with those things in mind, I kept my fingers crossed and I brewed myself a cup of it.

OK … there is a bit more hibiscus in this than I would like there to be.  That said, there are some other flavors in this that appeal to me.  I like the citrus-y notes to this, and I do like how the rooibos lightens up the thick body that would normally accompany such a hibiscus-heavy tisane, making it much more palatable.

While this isn’t my favorite tisane , I found it tastes better served iced.  Some of the hibiscus zing seems to chill with the cold, making this much more enjoyable, and just like the Cranberry Breeze from last month, my youngest daughter found these two drinks to be especially enjoyable, and hey, I’d rather her be drinking this than something sugary.

Another tasty way to enjoy this:  add a couple of cloves and some cinnamon to the teapot before you pour in the hot water to start steeping.  Let the spices steep with the tisane … it doesn’t end up too spicy, but the warmth of the cinnamon and cloves add some delightful contrast to the tart citrus and hibiscus.

It’s not a bad tisane, but it isn’t my favorite tisane, either.  Then again, I didn’t expect it to be.  But that’s the beauty of the Selection Club from Simple Loose Leaf.  I get to try out five different teas every month and if there’s one in that five that doesn’t make me do the happy dance, that’s OK.  It’s a sample size, and I still have four other teas that I can enjoy.

It’s all about the power of choice!

At the beginning of every month, I receive an email from Simple Loose Leaf that details the teas that will be featured in the next month’s box.  I can choose to receive two large packages of two teas that appeal to me.  I can choose which two teas I want from their menu of five teas.  What if I want to try all five?  Well, then I can choose to receive the sampler package, which offers five samples, one of each tea of the five on the menu.

That’s what I usually choose, because I’m a taster.  That’s what I do.  I taste a tea … try it out, and then I tell you about it.  Most of the teas and tisanes from Simple Loose Leaf, I’ve really enjoyed!  Occasionally, I’m going to encounter one or two that just doesn’t excite me, like this one.  And that’s OK because I do have the power of choice with this program!

And whatever you choose to do – that’s OK too.  This program gives you the power of choice!

Use this code:  SISTERSELECTION25 to get a 25% discount when you sign up for the selection club.  This discount is not applicable on the retail selection of teas, and is only good for the selection club subscription.

Want even more incentive to join the Selection club?  Then, check THIS OUT!  Now through June 20th, all new subscribers will receive a FREE teapot with their first shipment.  WOW!  What an awesome deal!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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