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Black Forest Cherry from The Tea Merchant. . . .

This tea traveled all the way from South Africa to join my tea stash in Toronto. Better than that? It arrived with two other Tea Merchant teas in tow: Cranberry and Strawberry Cream. They were all intriguing but my family unanimously determined that this was the best smelling of the three, an interesting decision given that everyone else in my family doesn’t like cherries. I, on the other hand, am a cherry fiend and couldn’t wait to dive in. I have now had this tea a few times since it first arrived and I think I like it best cold Read More

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Hibiscus Fruit Punch from Hackberry Tea. . . . . .

I either love or hate hibiscus tea. Some I find way too tart, and others are perfect. I was excited to try this blend because it had fruit punch in the name. It seemed like it would be fruitier and less tart. This blend includes apples, orange peel, raspberries, lemongrass (my love) and other fruits and berries. I made a pitcher and iced it because i think iced is the only way to drink hibiscus tea. I was not disappointed at all. It still has the typical hibiscus tartness, but the fruits balance it out. I made it with just Read More

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Downton Abbey English Rose Herbal from The Republic of Tea

I sipped this last night as an accompaniment to this dessert . The flavor is a vivid magenta berry-rose-hibiscus blend. Its sweetness complimented the chocolate nicely. This tea packed a ton of flavor without requiring a black tea base. A lot of herbal teas seem to be lacking something to me, like they’re watery or sad somehow. They’re like children, floating around Disney World, looking for their parents. Incomplete; a little desperate. Not here, though. This is a very robust little number. It Keeps Calm And Carries On, undaunted by the challenges facing herbals. The flavor is part of a Downton Read More

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Hibiscus Red from Care Tea

To be honest, hibiscus tea is not my favorite. I find the tartness a little much at times. But I drink it because it’s so good for you. It’s very high in vitamin c, and it’s very hydrating. I recently moved to Salt Lake City from Seattle, and it’s taking some time getting used to the extreme heat, so hydration is important. I’ve learned that the only way I can drink hibiscus tea is iced. I just think it tastes best that way. I usually mix it with some green or white tea to help balance it all out, but Read More

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Skinny Minnie’s Ginger Hibiscus Herbal Tea from Mountain Witch Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Where to Buy:  Mountain Witch Tea Company Tea Description: This special herbal tea combines the powerful goodness of ginger and hibiscus flowers for a potent herbal brew with a tart, spicy flavor. Made with hibiscus petals, chopped ginger root. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I am not a huge fan of hibiscus but it also doesn’t scare me away from blends like it does other tea drinkers.  I sometimes enjoy the tart taste that it gives a blend but I do not care for the unsweetened kool-aid like flavor it can give others. Read More