Hibiscus. My detestable foe. Every time I try a tisane with you in it I think to myself, maybe this will be the one. But once again you are undeniable. You leave my mouth feeling dry with a weird astringent punch. Lucky for this tisane it has some redeeming points. The first is the dry smell tart, sweet, would work well as a potpourri. Next elderberry. While it probably doesn’t aid in adding a better flavor on top of the hibiscus, it does add considerable health benefits.
Sick? Grab yourself some elderberry syrup and thank me later. Whole the flavor leans more toward the hibiscus the apple does give it a bit of a smooth mouth feel. And lastly, my favorite part, the liquid color. A glorious clear, red. Somewhat ruby in color and very enjoyable to gaze at.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Fruit Tisane
Where to Buy: Tease Tea
Crisp cranberry tartness mingles with a sweet apple finish, creating a crimson stunning colored brew that is as beautiful to look at, as it is to sip.
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I literally purchased this tea because it was purple.
I also like berries, and I have to cut back on caffeine, so this tea seemed to check off a lot of my boxes. But mostly I will buy anything in purple. I once drove a purple car. She looked precisely like this.
Like the ingredients, Elderberry Blend’s steeped final result is a plum/magenta color. It’s super-appealing in my clear travel container.
But enough about the appearance! WHAT OF THE FLAVOR? YOU ASK.
Elderberry Blend tastes great iced on-the-go. Granted, in today’s case, “on-the-go” means “at my desk,” but I traveled with it to a county fair yesterday. The berries are sweet, but the hibiscus/currants/raisins give it a tart edge that keep the sweetness from being overwhelming.
It tastes like a low-key superhero woman. Like, maybe a lawyer who defends people who have been harmed by evil companies. Kind but NO NONSENSE. She doesn’t flip cars over with her muscles; she flips THE PATRIARCHY over with her MIND. Like, maybe Scully from X-Files would be the fictional equivalent of this tea.
Not JUST because the tea brews up sort of red.
But maybe PARTIALLY because the tea brews up sort of red.
I’m hoping to work my way into other parts of the rainbow in later posts. Stay tuned. 😉
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Storehouse Teas
This succulent blend of Caffeine Free herbs and fruits imparts a refreshing deep berry flavor, tart with a subtle sweetness creating a satisfying deep dark red infusion. Contains powerful anti-oxidants which may help expel toxins, relieve sore throat, and shorten the flu cycle. Excellent iced.