This is delish.
First of all, I overleafed and the color is quite something. It’s a very deep, opaque red. Rather like a cabernet, only even less translucent. I feel almost like a vampire.
I confess, I wouldn’t know a goji berry if it hit me over the head, but I have to assume at least part of what I’m smelling and tasting is goji. There’s also a rather strong blueberry flavor and smell which could be cloying, if not for the citrus and hibiscus tartness tempering it. I can also taste and smell a whiff of the raspberry and apple if I try really hard.
But it sort of defeats the purpose to try that hard, because it’s the mix of all these ingredients together that’s really tasty. It’s like a hot, tart, fruit punch that is quite comforting on a cold, rainy night.
This is probably not for everybody — hibiscus haters should stay away. I’ve come not to hate hibiscus. It serves a purpose if done right, i.e., cutting through the cloying, but it’s taste-able in this blend. Also, although the flavoring doesn’t taste artificial to me, I can see that people who are sensitive to such things might find the flavors a bit overdone.
But I rather like being hit over the head with all this berry/citrus goodness.
Flavors: Apple, Blueberry, Citrus, Goji, Raspberry