I’ve developed the habit of drinking tea in the afternoon. It doesn’t seem to be keeping me from sleeping, the way drinking coffee in the afternoon did, so I’m thinking this is a good thing. In the afternoon, I tend to gravitate toward green teas. I’m not sure why, it just seems right. Yesterday, I decided to try the rose hip green tea that I ordered a few months back from Lupicia on a whim.
When this tea brews, the color is predictable and yet I was surprised at the pinkish purple brew that developed. There was a definite greenish overtone visible, but color-wise, the rose hips won. To my palate, the taste was not overrun by the hibiscus. (Indeed, even though hibiscus is in the description, I was not able to see any in the tea itself.) The brew had a very tart taste, but it was more of a berry taste, so I’m presuming it was the rose hips. There was a definite grassy undertone from the green tea, and it grounded the experience somehow.
This tea needs to be tried iced, and I have some plans for that up my sleeves. I enjoyed the color and the taste yesterday, it was a very soothing experience. I’m giving it a rating, and it won’t be low, but I think I need to try this one more than once to decide on how I really feel about it. It’s so unlike anything I’ve tried before that the initial taste surprised me.