Thanks again for the swap, AJRimmer! I’ve always wanted to try these Teavivre herbals, so I really appreciate this sample swap to try quite a few of them. I think the name here hypes this one up a bit. Overall, I’m tasting roselles that aren’t TOO tart, but with an underlying berry flavor and also something that tastes quite like herbs – though which herbs, I can’t tell. The flavor could have been hints of cherry, but maybe I’m just imagining what a “Paris” tea might taste like. The second steep was incredibly weak – hardly any flavor at all, but at least the roselles weren’t overwhelming? I avoided looking at the ingredients list until finishing the second steep and was surprised to find some odd ingredients that didn’t match up with what I was tasting: Apple, Pineapple, Orange Peel, Grapes, Peppermint? I definitely didn’t notice those. But I suppose that slight herbal flavor could have been the peppermint. Nothing special, but I’m happy to try it.
Steep #1 // 1 3/4 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 min steep