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This was one of the relatively few teas I could drink during Passover. Alas, it contributed to my chometz-deprived crankiness.

The dry leaf has a very chemical strawberry smell. The brew smells the same, perhaps slightly less chemical-ish. It is, unsurprisingly, red. That’s because this tea would be more aptly called “Creamy Hibiscus”. I don’t automatically hate hibiscus, but I don’t like how hibiscus often overwhelms any other flavors in the blend. Thankfully, this can be made more palatable by brewing it along with a bag of Wissotzky Cinnamon Magic. The cinnamon in that tea can actually stand up to the hibiscus in this one and add a little complexity to the cup.

I had to look up what Panna Cotta is. Apparently it is a gelatinous dessert. As a vegetarian, I have never and am unlikely to ever taste it. So I can’t speak to the presence/quality of the panna cotta taste. All I can tell you is that there’s some creamy aspect in here that I imagine is supposed to be the panna cotta.

lolainred

I had no idea you couldn’t drink tea during Passover. I just looked it up because I was curious why and now I’m completely fascinated. I don’t think I really ever considered what goes into flavoring and decaffeinating teas and coffee.

Kaylee

Haha yeah it can get complicated. I was still able to drink most straight teas, but I was just too tired and cranky from eating poorly to really appreciate the intricacies of a good straight tea. Plus, reviewing a straight tea always feels like more work because I really have to focus on teasing out the flavors.

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lolainred

I had no idea you couldn’t drink tea during Passover. I just looked it up because I was curious why and now I’m completely fascinated. I don’t think I really ever considered what goes into flavoring and decaffeinating teas and coffee.

Kaylee

Haha yeah it can get complicated. I was still able to drink most straight teas, but I was just too tired and cranky from eating poorly to really appreciate the intricacies of a good straight tea. Plus, reviewing a straight tea always feels like more work because I really have to focus on teasing out the flavors.

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