Tropical Hibiscus Herbal Tea - Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

64
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4 ratings
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Brand:Simply Balanced
Style:Hibiscus Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Jul. 31, 2017

Commercial Description

An exotic blend of hibiscus with a twist of lemon.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(46 reviews) on

Yummy! It's a beautiful red color, the aroma is nice, and the flavor isn't too astringent for being mostly hibiscus - it's summery and tropical and fresh. I brewed the first cup for a little less than three minutes, and got a decent second cup out of it.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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My granddaughters and I love this tea. We use the organic honey sold by Target in the tea and it melds well with the tartness. My granddaughters (ages 7 & 9) like to add organic milk to their tea. It is very good. Smooths out the tartness. I love it and I also use it with my CALM magnesium powder.
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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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This blend is mostly hibiscus and tastes a lot like straight hibiscus tea; it's a pretty high-quality example of this, for a tea bag. Thanks Brytta for sharing this sample!

Brews up an intense red color, very clear too (I drank this in a glass teacup, and it was nice to see).

A surprising amount of complexity in the aroma, which was pretty strong and suggested jam or cooked fruit, like cooked berries. I thought the hibiscus overpowered the lemon, to me it only seemed like a hint of lemon. Flavor VERY sour, as hibiscus tea usually is. Moderate astringency.

I'm not a fan of pure hibiscus herbal teas, because they're far too sour for me, and this one is no exception. But I did think that this was a fairly high-quality example of one.

If I were to drink this, I'd brew it very weakly and drink it as an iced tea, as that's the only way I really enjoy hibiscus...unfortunately it's very cold these days so I didn't feel like brewing a batch to say how it works, but judging from the flavor of the hot drink, I'm pretty sure it would be excellent for such use!
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I tried this tea hoping it'd be a less expensive version of the full leaf Passion flavor by Tazo. It isn't as sophisticated or as sweet as that tea, but it's quite good--especially when you're in the mood for something tart!

A deep reddish purple quickly diffuses once the water is poured. The smell is quite nice and distinctly lemony. The flavor is strongly lemon at first, which then drops to a strong hibiscus flavor at the finish. I like both of these flavors, and so enjoyed this tea. I do wish that the two flavors were experienced together, which would have made for a more complex and balanced experience, I think.

The second steeping diffused much more slowly, but otherwise was the same. So you can easily get two solid cups worth out of one tea bag.

Update: I've tried this one a couple more ways and loved it each time. A little milk with the tea is very smooth, and I also tried it with fresh lemon juice. (I had a lemon in the fridge to use up.) The lemon juice blended exceptionally well, which I wasn't sure would be the case since there was already such a clear lemon taste on the front end. This may be my favorite among inexpensive bagged teas. I bet it would be great to brew up a bunch, chill it, then mix with fresh lemonade.
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