Tea: Wild Berry Hibiscus
Reviewer: Alex Zorach
✓ 1274 teas reviewed
✓ 16 of Fruit (Herbal) Tea
✓ 15 of Mighty Leaf Tea
✓ 287 of blends
Review of Wild Berry Hibiscus
February 22nd, 2017
Served at De La Coeur Cafe in Wilmington, DE (I love that place by the way, please do check it out if you're ever there).
I normally don't like hibiscus blends (think Celestial Seasonings' Red Zinger) because they are too sour for me, but I enjoyed this one. I brewed it in a big fat mug and only steeped it around 3 minutes, so that may have diluted the sourness a bit.
Even the tea bag was explosively fragrant, surprisingly floral. Hibiscus is an interesting flower; it never really smells floral to me, instead smelling like cooked fruit or jam. The initial aroma of this though was very floral, and also smelled more like tropical fruit. I enjoyed this.
The tea itself struck me as more balanced than normal for this type of blend. This may not be my favorite type of herbal tea but I thought it was an exceptionally well-executed rendition of it, and I would recommend it, especially to people who, like me, don't like the overly sour blends.