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1.5 TB for 500mL water, no milk or sweetener.

So I followed guidelines this time. A mere six-minute steep. Much less apple-peel flavour and scent, a but more nuttiness. Mostly almond, though … not marzipanish sweet, but definitely sweet.

I really don’t like the colour, though I’m happy it comes from beetroot and not from the dreaded hibiscus.

Much better steeped cautiously. Not sure if I’ll order this one again, but it’s a tasty alternative to my must-be-rationed Super Chocolate.

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heatherwassing

I love the colour, because it doesn’t at all match the taste. You’d expect berries or hibiscus (which I’m getting the feeling you don’t care for? Neither do I. Gross.) I really need to buy this one again. I’ve been out for over a month.
But every time I go for Forever Nuts, it turns into a “Oh, well, okay. Let’s try Love Tea…”

Michelle Butler Hallett

Hibiscus is so potent that it’s a bully. Add a touch of hibiscus for colour and suddenly the entire brew is tart and astringent. (I’m glaring at you, Celestial Seasonings.)

I was grumpy last night. Maybe if I watch FN steep next time, I’ll feel differently about the colour.

gmathis

I will glare at CS along with you. If they feel the heat of enough stares, think they’ll reformulate?

Michelle Butler Hallett

hahahahaha

CS have a lot going for them. And I freely admit, I’m always enticed by the boxes. But the teas and tisanes themselves … if they aren’t swimming in hibiscus, they seem weak somehow, or even stale. And I’m convinced I can taste the teabag material.

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heatherwassing

I love the colour, because it doesn’t at all match the taste. You’d expect berries or hibiscus (which I’m getting the feeling you don’t care for? Neither do I. Gross.) I really need to buy this one again. I’ve been out for over a month.
But every time I go for Forever Nuts, it turns into a “Oh, well, okay. Let’s try Love Tea…”

Michelle Butler Hallett

Hibiscus is so potent that it’s a bully. Add a touch of hibiscus for colour and suddenly the entire brew is tart and astringent. (I’m glaring at you, Celestial Seasonings.)

I was grumpy last night. Maybe if I watch FN steep next time, I’ll feel differently about the colour.

gmathis

I will glare at CS along with you. If they feel the heat of enough stares, think they’ll reformulate?

Michelle Butler Hallett

hahahahaha

CS have a lot going for them. And I freely admit, I’m always enticed by the boxes. But the teas and tisanes themselves … if they aren’t swimming in hibiscus, they seem weak somehow, or even stale. And I’m convinced I can taste the teabag material.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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