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drank Mountain Berry by SpecialTEA Brew
4359 tasting notes

The dry leaf of this tea is really beautiful. So colorful! Lovely! The aroma is berry-like… but I have to admit that I’m a little worried about the hibiscus… I have my fingers crossed that it won’t be too overwhelming…

Wow… this is TART. I tried brewing it for a shorter than usual brew time (normally I brew fruit blends like this for 8 minutes, but I steeped it for just 5), but I still got that sort of thick hibiscus-y syrup when I started to strain the tea. After some sweetener and some ice cubes, I find that it is much better – this tea should be iced. It is still on the tart side, but it’s much better this way.

Fortunately the hibiscus is not the only taste in this cup, I can taste the berries… in fact, it tastes like a tart berry… and it is tasty. Not something I would drink on a regular basis though… I think it would be better blended with honeybush, or maybe green or white tea like it was suggested on TeaEqualsBliss’s tasting note of this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Jaime

“…that sort of thick hibiscus-y syrup…”

I realize I’m strange, but that phrase right there makes me want to try this tea. I love that in hibiscus blends.

LauraR

Have you ever tried Hibisca?

Jaime

No…what is it?

Meghann M

The line about the Hibiscus-y syrup caught my attention too. Will definitely have to look for this tea.

Meghann M

Jaime-I googled Hibisca and it looks like it is a drink mixer, here’s the website: http://www.tryhibisca.com/recipes/

Jaime

I need to find a friend from NC. Becuase I have got to get some of that!!

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Jaime

“…that sort of thick hibiscus-y syrup…”

I realize I’m strange, but that phrase right there makes me want to try this tea. I love that in hibiscus blends.

LauraR

Have you ever tried Hibisca?

Jaime

No…what is it?

Meghann M

The line about the Hibiscus-y syrup caught my attention too. Will definitely have to look for this tea.

Meghann M

Jaime-I googled Hibisca and it looks like it is a drink mixer, here’s the website: http://www.tryhibisca.com/recipes/

Jaime

I need to find a friend from NC. Becuase I have got to get some of that!!

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