Hibiscus Splash (Formerly ME to WE Kenya)

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Apple, Cornflower Petals, Cranberry, Figs, Hibiscus, Natural Flavours, Pineapple, Pink Peppercorn
Flavors
Cherry, Cranberry, Hibiscus, Lemon, Tart, Floral, Sweet, Fruit Punch, Medicinal, Raspberry, Grapes, Strawberry, Fruity, Fig, Apple, Bitter, Artificial, Nutty
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Not available
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180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 45 sec 56 oz / 1647 ml

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We could not be more excited to partner with ME to WE, the global movement empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. We worked together to create this tea, a fruity and refreshing, all-natural blend of pineapple, hibiscus and cranberries. Not only is it totally delicious, this tea also gives back to a developing community in Kenya. Each 50 g purchase gives one month of clean water to a Kenyan child in need. Now that’s a reason to raise your glass!

Ingredients: Apple, pineapple (pineapple, cane sugar, citric acid), hibiscus, fig, pink peppercorns, cranberry, cornflower, stevia extract, natural raspberry, cherry and passion fruit flavouring.

(PRIOR TO MARCH 2018 THIS BLEND CONTAINED SULPHITES)

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DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

46 Tasting Notes

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I had a craving this evening for sour candy that could not be fulfilled (hello Spooky Season cravings!), and so I thought to myself I’d turn to a tea instead – something fruity and tart would likely fill that hankering! I had a couple of packets of Hibiscus Splash from a box of iced tea samplers DT released in summer of 2020, and thought I’d go for it, remembering how it had been the most tart of the lot.

The fact that I was not disappointed at all should give some indication of the flavours happening here. Sharp and tangy, quite sweet (but I don’t find it’s crossed the line into TOO sweet – but for some it might!), it’s toeing the line from becoming too sour, on a long, generous steep. (I should point out, I’ve only drunk it hot – I’m not a big fan of iced teas – but I did want to try more sweet, fruity blends – hence I bought the Iced Tea box!) It reminds me a lot of White Cranberry Bark, however WCB has that white chocolate smoothness that helps to mellow it out, gives it a creamy flavour, while this particular tea is rather a bit sharper with regards to its tartness. The sweetness of Hibiscus Splash isn’t so strong as the literal Jolly Rancher-type candy flavour I was craving, but there’s a more subliminal flavour that is similar which lingers in the mouth rather than on the tongue. In the summer, I think it might be one of those drinks that makes you thirstier as you drink it – particularly if you are going so far as to drink it hot!

It’s scratching the itch I had – but it’s not something I’d turn to every day. Rainbow Lemonade, which was in the same sampler box, has slightly more “gentle” flavours, so if you wanted a step down from the punchiness of this, I might suggest going in that direction. Or wander further along towards White Cranberry Bark for something smoother but still sweet and a little tart.

Flavors: Cherry, Cranberry, Hibiscus, Lemon, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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Just like cherry juice. Definitely make as an iced tea.

Flavors: Cherry, Floral, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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494 tasting notes

Had this iced at DavidsTea as the tea of the day. The color is a deep, burgundy red and the flavor reminds me of fruit punch. It’s quite tart, even sweetened, obviously due to the hibiscus but also the cranberries in this blend. I also tasted raspberry and cherry cough syrup. There’s Stevia in there which I wish they’d left out because it leaves behind a weird aftertaste in the mouth.

This would be a good tea for those who want something tangy that tastes like fruit juice. I feel like there there was too much going on flavor wise in this tea and prefer a more straightforward hibiscus flavor.

Flavors: Cherry, Fruit Punch, Hibiscus, Medicinal, Raspberry

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In store sample

The cherry part of the red herbals was right there in centre of flavourland. But it is not cherry like real cherry, but rather cherry like in cheap Halloween candy. I’ll take hibiscus over this any day.

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1945 tasting notes

Well, I tried to fix the picture but couldn’t get it to take. Oddly enough, there are images further down the page that seem to show up just fine.

This smells and tastes a lot like the Caribbean Crush of yesterday, but more. More color (a deep, dark red) and more flavor (described below). It may be that the hibiscus is stronger and that’s pushing a synergistic effect with all the other flavors.

This one also reminds me a lot of the late, great Teavana offering, Caribbean Breeze — a bit of a black cherry flavor, but sweeter than my notes show for Caribbean Breeze and less tart. It also has the strawberry leaning flavor I described in Caribbean Breeze.

It’s reminiscent of Tazo Passion as well, but it has a more robust flavor that I think comes mostly from not being in a teabag.

The aroma is fruit punch-like after steeping. In the packet, it’s pretty eyewateringly strong unsweetened black cherry.

This gets the same rating as Caribbean Breeze as a thank you for being a nice stand in for one of my old faves.

Flavors: Cherry, Fruit Punch, Grapes, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
eastkyteaguy

Just took care of the picture for ya.

Lexie Aleah

guess I was a bit slow lol.

__Morgana__

Thanks! Wonder what I was doing wrong.

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307 tasting notes

This tastes like fruit punch. I love the incentive to give, but I think I’d rather donate directly. Shrug. If this weren’t a donation tea, it’s wayy overpriced, but most things in DT seem that way nowadays

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451 tasting notes

Love this tea. It’s got such a wonderful, juicy flavor and today – a great banana-ish flavor as well (for some reason).

Definitely best when allowed to steep for a ridiculously long time or on its first steep. Yum!

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First impressions of this when I tried this in the store was Tastier, Juicier Red Kool-Aid. I automatically wanted to pick some up, and it’s an even better feeling knowing that proceeds go to charity.

I’ve had this a few times iced at home now and my initial major delight is waning. It does taste like cherries and cranberries mostly, then raspberry in the background. Like I’ve been finding with a few of their fruit blends lately, the flavouring they add to it usually ends up overpowering the actual fruit in here. The first couple times I had this, I couldn’t detect any stevia, but it seems like as I get closer to the bottom of my time, my glasses are getting sweeter and sweater, although it doesn’t have that overpowering, obvious stevia note that other blends have. Not yet, at least.

This strongly reminds me of another fruit blend I had from Bayswater. Maybe their Juicy Cherry? That reminds me of how I’d love to make an order but they make the process so annoying.

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In the past I have tried this twice, both as a hot brew. It was recommended that I try it iced as well or even popped. In my typical manner I brewed a large pitcher for everyone in the house to enjoy. Unfortunately, they were not overly receptive to this iced.

Dried the leaf mix smells like cherries mixed with fruit punch (my son claims it smells like his fruit bowls). It produces a lovely plum coloured liquid with a fruity aroma. I find this tastes like fruit punch, which surprised me that the kids did not like it.

While I am not overly sold on the iced form of this tea, it will not stop me from making an individual tumbler of it for myself. I do though, love it hot. I will continue to keep it stocked in my cupboard as long as DavidsTea sells it. The fact that it is also helping others, is an added bonus!

Flavors: Cherry, Fruit Punch, Fruity

Preparation
Iced 7 min, 0 sec

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A nice, full-bodied fruity tea. I find that the tea can take on a strange aftertaste when steeped too long, likely due to the peppercorns. I don’t taste too much hibiscus, but the figs throw me off. It tastes like watered-down cherry cough syrup.

Flavors: Cherry, Fig

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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