Another new tea!
I am deeply not a fan of the name of this tea, but I think the tea itself is really good! It started off as this Jamaican Hibiscus/Sorrel type of drink concept, and it still tastes quite a bit like that. Very intense/bold flavours with a really in your face tart and juicy hibiscus punch with hints of the ginger and chili spice. Not really complicated – just upfront and direct in its flavours and intentions.
If you don’t like hibiscus, you wont love this one – but I actually think it’s a super cool use of the hibiscus. It’s not masking other flavours, like hibiscus is often want to do, but is instead celebrated for its distinct characteristics – in fact, they’re really leaned in to.
Super iceable, good cold brewed and hot it’s the same sort of tart punch as teas like Queen of Tarts or Bear Trap. Is it an immediate favourite of mine? No – I think I definitely have to be in a specific mood to crave it. I just love how direct it is though, and I think it’s rare for hibiscus to be celebrated in a tea blend. It might be a pretty disliked ingredient here on Steepster (unless you’re Mastress Alita – I think she’d love this blend), but it’s actually not as widely polarizing as one might think on a grand scale. So I do really think there’s going to be an audience for this blend.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.