Type: Herbal Tea
Company: Tea Forte
Description: A luscious, ruby red blend of hibiscus, cinnamon and licorice. As enticing to the eye as it is to the palate. Bold and flavorful.
Ingredients: hibiscus, cinnamon, licorice root
Amount: 1 tea pyramid
Water: 6 ounces filtered
Steep Time: see notes
Dry Leaf Smell: Cinnamon, hibiscus, licorice
Steeped Tea Smell: Cinnamon, hibiscus, licorice
Flavor: Cinnamon, hibiscus, licorice
Aftertaste: tart licorice
Liquor: deep dark red
So first time I tried this I assumed I oversteeped, threw it out. Not sure how long it was.
Next time I went 5 minutes, still way too strong, let MilitaJim have it, he enjoyed it luckily.
Did one at 1:30 - still too strong for me! I have decided I do not like the combination of hibiscus (tart) and licorice. Probably the same reason I did not like the rishi blueberry red iced tea this morning.
I like bold flavors usually so I think it's just the combination I do not like.
Made one cup hot and put in the refrigerator to try iced, will let you know how that goes.
Resteep: 5 minutes was dark pink color but no flavor.
Rating: 1/4 leaves
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing