Prickly Pear Herbal from Simple Loose Leaf

PricklyPearHerbalTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Description:

A remarkable tea that shines with desert pride and spotlights one of our most unique herbal teas. Hibiscus and Rose Hips are blended to create the vibrant magenta base for our one-of-a-kind Prickly Pear Herbal Tea.

Hibiscus, Rose Hips, Chicory Root, Chamomile, Dried Prickly Pear Fruit, Natural and Artifical Pear Flavor.

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Taster’s Review:

Recently I received a promotional email from Simple Loose Leaf announcing a sale.  Their monthly box that is typically $15 a month.  I couldn’t pass up the deal.  I jumped on the sale and a couple weeks later my box arrived.  There were 4 tea blends in the box.  This one was the one that I couldn’t help but tear right into.  Mountain Witch Tea Co has an amazing Desert Mojave Prickly Pear that I just adore.  So much so that I picked up a 4 oz pkg of that tea without hesitation.  Since that particular tea, any tea that I see has prickly pear in it, I’m sold.

What I love about these monthly subscription boxes is that you just get enough of a tea to “wet your whistle” but not add a ton of tea to an overflowing tea stash.

Brewed this up like a herbal-212F-5 min in my One Touch Breville.  Let the brew cool for a few minutes and took my first sip.  Wow, can you say tart? This blend not only has dried prickly pear but also has quite a bit of hibiscus.  I love my hibiscus but this was even too much for me.   I continued to try to drink this and hoped other flavors would become present.  That never happened. To me this tasted like a straight hibiscus blend.  For me, I think this blend would be phenomenal if there was more of the dried prickly pear fruit than the hibiscus.

I did try this tea cold and ended up with the same result.  Just to tart of a tea for me.  I really don’t like adding sweeteners to my tea and on the rare occasion will I add honey.

If you love really tart teas or hibiscus blends, this tea is for you.  For me, it was just too tart.

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