Yum! I was a little scared to try this because of the hibiscus (and it brews up deep, ruby red and I thought for sure it would be very hibiscus-y), but, as it turns out that while the hibiscus does contribute a lot to the color of this tisane, it doesn’t contribute quite as much flavor to it. Oh sure, I can taste it, it just isn’t off-putting the way hibiscus can sometimes be.
What I taste more than the hibiscus is the flavor of cinnamon, plum and currants. And it tastes yummy! It is reminiscent of plum cobbler which was a favorite dessert from my childhood.
I don’t know if Samovar has discontinued this blend or not, though, because I can’t find it on the website. Oh well… it’s enjoyable, but I don’t think it is something that I must have in my tea collection.