Rosehip & Cherry with Hibiscus

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Cherry, Hibiscus Flowers, Rose Hip Peels
Flavors
Cherry
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Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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Savour the bold and deep flavours of our rosehip and hibiscus blend, enriched with a splash of cherry. Hibiscus can contribute to resistance against mental and physical fatigue, while Rosehip is rich in antioxidants, which can help to improve the body’s defences.

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Day 3 of my Etsy Tea Advent calendar. This is one from Ahmad Tea. I have had a few things from them I’ve enjoyed. It looks like this advent calendar will feature various bagged teas from a number of different tea companies whose products may be easy to find in the grocery store. In a way that is nice. In past years I’ve done advent calendars from David’s, Damann Freres, Bird & Blend, The English Tea Shoppe and Tea Forte. They all had hits and misses, and was a great way for me to decide which teas to re-order from that company. This one, being (apparently) made up from fairly easily obtainable bagged teas, is a little different. I think I like it, although I haven’t LOVED any of the teas yet.

I am not a fan of hibiscus, so I kinda thought about not brewing this one. But I gotta try it, right? It brews up a gorgeous shade of dark pink, like hibby does. It looks so pretty in my white bone china cup. The flavor is hibiscus heavy, but not unbearably so. All I am able to taste is four things: sweet, sour, bitter and salty. This is a bit (quite a bit, to me) sour. Some people love sour things. Jolly Ranchers, anyone? But I have never liked sour, even before I lost my sense of smell. I added a small dollop of honey and that helpd. I was able to drink the cup.

It’s really not fair of me to rate tea since I completely miss most of the complexities that make tea such a great beverage. I guess I’m like an armchair art critique. I know what I like. I would like to have my sense of smell back, but it will be at least a year before I can have that steroid that restores my smell for a few weeks. Chemo completely destroyed my immune system and with the Covid pandemic my doctor refused to give the steroid to me when i saw her in October. But maybe next October? And hey, I beat stage 3c colorectal cancer. It would be a shame to die of Covid just because i wanted to be able to smell for two weeks.

So I am giving this tea a cautious recommendation. I think if you like hibiscus you will like this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Michelle

Congrats on beating cancer! I had never thought about trying to taste tea without a sense of smell before, it sure seems a strange thing to me and I thank your for describing it. Sometimes its the little things, like being reminded to be thankful for tasting tea.

Maddy Barone

Thanks, Michelle!

tea-sipper

Yes, congratulations on beating cancer! You are tough!

Maddy Barone

Thanks, @*tea-sipper*

CrowKettle

Congratulations :) Stay safe!

Rating a tea on taste sounds fair to me… On the flipside, I know I “forgive” teas some questionable tastes (sour, bitter) because the smell smooths it over for me, but should I?

Maddy Barone

Thank you, CrowKettle! I think everyone has different standards for rating teas and no one is wrong. I miss my sense of smell so much. But if I like a tea well enough to want a second cup then it is a good tea, right? Or if it is too sour or too bitter for me, then I do not want a second cup. So that is a pass for me. It might be that someone else adores that tea. Neither of us is wrong. Just different tastes.

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it isn’t revitalising but it is very tasty, the cherry is the strongest of the flavours but as long as you don’t overdo the steep time it isn’t too much. Gorgeous smell too.

Flavors: Cherry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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40 tasting notes

Cherry, fruity but just doesn’t have any kick in it for my liking. Tastes much better sweetened.

Flavors: Cherry

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