Usually when trying a tea for the first time, I follow the brewing instructions. This said to brew for 7-10 minutes, but I pulled this out of the water after 4 minutes because it started looking like some frightening syrupy blackened-pink concoction that would come alive if I left it to brew any longer. I suspect that having the brew times exactly the same for all the herbal teas is more laziness than coincidence, but I digress.
The aroma is faintly tart, but I didn’t need to have braced myself before taking a sip. It has more tartness than flavour, but it doesn’t make me pull the “I just put something incredibly tart in my mouth” face.
A good contender to replace your cup of hot blackcurrant when you’re feeling a little under the weather, it would probably be great as a poor man’s Ribena too – iced with soda water.