I like the idea of seeing what is in other people’s tea cupboards and being able to try something new at random! Staying with friends in Pasadena, who have a big Mason jar full of assorted tea bags. This one was interesting to me, as it was from a company I hadn’t heard of before, and something with berries in it sounded nice as a summertime drink. It brewed up a deep, rich red color, much like Red Zinger, with a similar fruity aroma.
Wow, talk about tart! Looking at the ingredients, I see that they could have hardly picked a more sour blend – rose hip, hibiscus, blackberries…all seemingly picked before their prime. The flavors were strong and fruity though, so I think this would probably make a very good iced tea, just far too sour for my taste to have straight as hot tea.