Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Positiv-A-Tea
Hibiscus, Lemon Balm, Rose Petals,
Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Lavender
I was a little confused when I read the packaging – the list of ingredients on the card that came with this sample of tea doesn’t include cinnamon, but I was certain it was in there. I could smell it and taste it. I was a little worried that somehow my olfactory nerve and taste buds were off. After visiting the website I see that there is, indeed, cinnamon in the blend.
So at least my nose and tongue aren’t so off after all. But I still worried that this tisane would be very hibiscus-y since it was the first ingredient listed. But really, the hibiscus isn’t very dominant here. It adds some much needed body (without it, I think this would be a dismally thin cuppa) and color, as well as just a hint of flavor that enhances the citrus-y tones of the cup.
That being said, as this tisane cools the hibiscus flavor does start to become more aggressive – so if you like the taste of hibiscus, drink this iced. If you’re not a fan of hibiscus, I suggest drinking it hot!
The primary flavors of this cup are the citrus-y tones (most notably, orange) and the cinnamon, and it makes for a very nice, warmly spiced orange-y tisane. I can taste the rose and the lavender also, but, these are not particularly strong in this cup. The lemon balm adds just a hint of lemon-y flavor, but without lemon-y pucker. It is a very charming balance of tastes.
A beautiful herbal blend that is just as good for you as it is delicious to drink! Cheers!