Winter Herbal Tea may list hibiscus first in its ingredients, but it doesn’t have the puckery tart kick that a lot of people dislike about hibiscus. It does pull off tasting like the base is unsweetened cranberry juice that has been mulled with spices.
The tisane brews up a beautiful cranberry red. How pretty this would be served at a holiday gathering in a glass Irish coffee mug! The smell takes you right back to that Christmas recipe people used to make and giveaway – instant tea mixed with Tang and cinnamon and nutmeg. But it doesn’t taste like the old “Russian Tea” recipe.
Although this says it contains stevia, it isn’t super sweet. There is a cranberry tartness, not too tart, and a glow of cinnamon. Often these winter and Christmas blends have too much clove for me, but this one gets it just right. If you wanted a sweet mulled-style drink, you could add sugar, and I think it would be delicious iced, as well. This is super juicy tasting and would be a great thirst quencher even in summer!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal/Tisane
Where to Buy: Elderberry Herb Farm
All natural & delicious, the tartness of the cranberries and the zest of orange warmed with cinnamon and cloves make this herbal tea perfect for those cold winter days.