Haha oops, another tea I am reviewing as I sip it down lol :P I ordered this sample in my last HI order as I need to find more herbals, my cupboard is seriously dwindling in that department. And I love blends with eucalyptus, so I thought I’d give this a go.
Dry, it smells very citrusy with a fresh hint of eucalyptus. I got 3 cups out of my sample and would have loved to try this iced, but I was craving this this morning so I didn’t feel like saving it haha. Today I steeped for 5 minutes, and the liquor is its characteristic bright pink, probably from the hibiscus and beetroot. It has a rather tart scent when steeped, and a hint of that metallic hibiscus smell lol.
As for the flavor, this one is very herby and tart, definitely hibiscus in this. Today I can actually taste some carrot I think, interesting. The eucalyptus is not overly present, maybe it provides a slight freshness to the blend, but it’s mostly a sour citrusy tea. A lot of fruits and veggies in this one and it makes for quite a fruity cup.
Overall, this one is not bad for a change in routine every once in a while, and I do crave it at times as it is super bright, but I imagine this would really be SPLENDID iced or cold brewed. Closer to summer I might pick up some more of this to try iced tea, it’s much too cold out to have that at this time of year haha. Happy to have tried this, but be a bit wary if you aren’t a fan of tart teas. Sweetener would probably tone that down, or a shorter steep time, but I am enjoying it as is this morning, and have also enjoyed the previous cups prepared the same way :)