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Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Republic of Tea Teabag Herbal Tea 'Blueberry Hibiscus'

Tea Information:
Tea: Blueberry Hibiscus
Type: Herbal Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: The Republic of Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Tangy hibiscus mingles with the lush, deep flavor of blueberries in this fragrant, floral blend. Sip and sigh as you revel in hints of berry and bright citrus flavors in the hibiscus. We've also added a touch of lively rosehips and sweet, juicy apples.
Ingredients: Hibiscus (flower), rosehips (fruit), apple (fruit), stevia (leaf), blueberry bits (fruit). Other Ingredients: Natural blueberry flavor

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 teabags
Water: filtered, boiling, ~12 ounces
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet berry
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet berry
Flavor: tart berry, then sweet
Body: Full
Aftertaste: apple, berry
Liquor: deep dark red

I am a hibiscus and strong flavor fan, and this fits the bill. I enjoy it for a delicious nighttime tea.

MilitiaJim has decided he is not all that fond of hibiscus.

Post-Steep Additives: honey, tempers the hibiscus tart

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
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

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