AquaRosa

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Fruity, Hibiscus, Red Fruits, Apple, Berries, Berry, Sour, Sweet, Fruit Punch, Tart, Raspberry
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 5 g 10 oz / 290 ml

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  • “Last week, I decided to pamper myself a bit buying, no not this tea, but a face spray for hot days from l´occitane. The warm days have arrived in Madrid, and then a nice mist applied to your face...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Back in 2016 I organised a pretty casual, laid-back wedding under the open sky in my family garden. We wanted to celebrate with a small crowd of our closest people. For the evening, we prepared a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Kusmi Advent Day 10 Hot hibiscus fruit water. Not getting any discernible fruits. Like a fruit punch or fruit juice concentrate…but then made super tart from the hibiscus. I could do without this.” Read full tasting note
  • “Advent Day 10 Mmmmm… hibiscus. (insert barf emoji) It’s like watered down hibiscus which is way better than full strength hibiscus. The hib really dominates this tea. It smelled really nice dry and...” Read full tasting note

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FLAVORED BLEND OF HIBISCUS, BLACK BERRIES, FRUITS AND HERBS

AquaRosa, a tart, gourmet and refreshing hibiscus herbal tea

Enjoy a fruity break with AquaRosa, an herbal tea with tart notes of hibiscus and berries and a gourmet hint of apple. This herbal tea was directly inspired by Abyssinian rose tea, a blend that includes hibiscus from East Africa. Hibiscus, the main ingredient, gives the blend its unique pink color. Naturally caffeine free, AquaRosa is a tea that the whole family can enjoy, hot or iced, any time of day.

INGREDIENTS
Hibiscus (38%), apple, grape, mulberry leaves, elderberry, black berries (3.5%), natural flavors, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry.

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Last week, I decided to pamper myself a bit buying, no not this tea, but a face spray for hot days from l´occitane. The warm days have arrived in Madrid, and then a nice mist applied to your face is a wonderful treat, a habit I took up while living in the southwest of France. And the temporary present added to my order were 2 tins of Bio teas from Kusmi Tea. So, this is the first of them I open and try.
I had already tried Kusmi Tea´s 4 red fruits, which is a black tea blend I liked better than expected, but looking at the reviews of this hibiscus-based tea, I thought it wouldn´t be my type of tea either : as most of the reviewers, I´m not too fond of hibiscus-based teas. But I don´t think the hibiscus overwhelms everything else here, so once in a while it´ll be quite enjoyable, I reckon.
The smell of the dry tea seems quite natural, and when steeping, it first turns mauve then a dark fuchsia, which is nice (I drank this tea from a glass mug, so the optical side is a plus ;-) ). The hot tea is fruity and tender, and it´s very easy to drink…which I think is the secret of it´s success by the people who don´t drink that much tea. As suggested by some reviewers, I need to try this cold as well, to see whether it improves that way.

Flavors: Fruity, Hibiscus, Red Fruits

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML
ashmanra

What a lovely treat!

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Back in 2016 I organised a pretty casual, laid-back wedding under the open sky in my family garden. We wanted to celebrate with a small crowd of our closest people. For the evening, we prepared a wide selection of drinks. Of course, for me personally, the most exciting task was choosing the tea. I went to the Kusmi store in city centre of Berlin and with the help of an extremely handsome assistant that made me blush on multiple occasions we chose 8 types of which I bought huge quantities. I disdain all fruit tisanes and wanted to completely omit this category but the gorgeous guy made me aware it’s a mistake, as people generally tend to love them. He chose this one for me. I frowned but took his advice and invested in a few boxes of AquaRosa as well. During the dances in the evening, of course I tried all teas that we chose and how big was my surprise – when I discovered that AquaRosa was the only one that we run out of! Shocking. People really don’t mind the devil called Hibiscus, as much as I do.

For me this tea is nothing but underwhelming. Heavy on the berries, quite sweet, but also sour. You can feel the apple (meh, another meh ingredient). Honestly, it doesn’t taste like much! I would never repurchase. But then, hey, given a choice of 7 lovely Kusmi teas and this funky one, somehow this one turns out to be the crowd pleaser. Well, life is full of surprises.

Flavors: Apple, Berries, Berry, Hibiscus, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Cameron B.

I could see it being popular if it was iced and maybe a bit sweetened?

anna's tea party

You’re right! Cold brewing and a bit of sugar might save this devil. But as my wedding was in August, in the evening it started to get a tad chilly, we served all teas hot, so that people could warm up a bit. And they still loved it! Quite a few guests commented how tasty this one was – shocker!

Cameron B.

Ha ha, I don’t understand it either then! XD

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Kusmi Advent Day 10
Hot hibiscus fruit water. Not getting any discernible fruits. Like a fruit punch or fruit juice concentrate…but then made super tart from the hibiscus. I could do without this.

Flavors: Fruit Punch, Red Fruits, Tart

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Advent Day 10

Mmmmm… hibiscus. (insert barf emoji) It’s like watered down hibiscus which is way better than full strength hibiscus. The hib really dominates this tea. It smelled really nice dry and I had hope, but I can’t taste anything past that hib.

ashmanra

Bleh hibby

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Kusmi Advent Calendar – Day 10

Another hibiscus fruit tisane from Kusmi. This seems similar to their AquaExotica that was in the advent a few days ago, so I guess we’ll see how it compares. That one was more tropical while this seems to be berry-flavored. I let it cool completely before tasting it, as hot hibiscus is just weird…

It’s honestly a little bland? But the main flavor is definitely the hibiscus. I guess I could see raspberry as well maybe, and a hint of apple. But honestly that’s it really. Mostly hibiscus, bit of tart red fruit. It tastes watery at first and then there’s a POW of sweet-tartness at the end of the sip.

Meh, not loving it. The other one was definitely better IMO.

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIn4CAHg-sf/)

Flavors: Apple, Hibiscus, Raspberry, Red Fruits, Sour, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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My brother in law brought this tea for me from France. He doesn’t know much about tea and asked someone there to recommend some good teas for a family member. Unfortunately neither he nor the person selecting the tea knew of my disdain for hibiscus in teas.

From the dry scent, I could tell it would be a tart, fruity tea. I prepared in advanced by mixing in some honey before I drank it. It helped a bit but that devil dog we call hibiscus still is prominent. I cannot fault a dog for being a dog. But I don’t think this tea is on any of my favorite lists.

Flavors: Fruity, Hibiscus, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I tried this on a train home, and since this is my first review I wanted to try a tea that’s completely new to me instead of reviewing a tea that I already know and love. I will say that I did drink it in a paper cup – please don’t judge, it’s the only thing they had – so that might explain why I didn’t like this tea very much.
The first thing I immediately tasted was the berries, which to me was the strongest flavour in this tea. Then I got the hibiscus, which I like a lot, it was almost as intense as the berries. The tea itself is very sweet in its taste (and I didn’t put any sugar in it). It reminded me of Gummibärchen, you know, those Haribo bear things? That’s the first thing it reminded me of, along with a bath with candles on a late summer night, which I think the name of the tea evokes as well.
The flavours died rapidly though, and I think it was either the apple texture (which I loathe), or just the paper cup.
AquaRosa is not a tea I’d drink for fun, but I do think it’s pretty nice if you need comfort on a long trip. I recommend it iced more than hot, as well.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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