Tea: Wild Encounter Herb Tea

An Herbal Tea from Novus Tea

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Brand:Novus Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
# Ratings:3 View All
Product page:Wild Encounter Herb Tea

Review of Wild Encounter Herb Tea

5 of 102 of 52 of 543 of 100

I am not a huge fan of these sour, fruity herbal blends with a hibiscus base. This one is good for what it is, but it's still too sour for my taste.

The cup brews a pinkish red hue, lighter than a straight hibiscus infusion. The flavor is sour but not overwhelmingly so (much less than, say, Tazo passion, or straight hibiscus). I also like that there is less of the vegetal or cooked-fruit flavor that some of these blends have.

The aroma is candy-like and suggests a sweetness which is not present. It's hard to pick out the different fruit qualities in the aroma, but I notice strawberry, apple, and raspberry. There is little other than sourness in the flavor.

I made two infusions of this tea and I found the second infusion, which was longer than the first, much more pleasant. Much of the sourness was gone, and the fleeting, candy-like fruity qualities were also mostly absent. Although it was a little blinder, I found this second cup to have more depth and to be much more pleasant overall.

Still? Even though this is one of the better of these sorts of blends, it wasn't the sort of thing I would choose to drink regularly.

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