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drank Cranberry Apple by Bigelow
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With honey, as this tea is rather tart.

It certainly smells good, and brews up such a pretty deep ruby colour. I’ve decided to start steeping my bagged herbal teas for the recommended amount of time, to see if that helps reduce the hibiscus-tartness. The apple flavour definitely comes through a bit more hot. I hope it stays tasty as it cools!

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Chizakura

Yeah I’m always disappointed by bagged herbal teas because of the tartness factor too. It seems no matter what brand, they all INSIST on loading up on the hibiscus, so at the beginning of a sip you get tasty fruit and then a punch in the face from the hibiscus. DX

OMGsrsly

Yep, it’s pretty disappointing. It certainly smells apple-y, but it tastes super sour, even cold and with honey. I definitely prefer the hibiscus in the grapefruit tea I have, but the flavour was too powerful for me last night!

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Chizakura

Yeah I’m always disappointed by bagged herbal teas because of the tartness factor too. It seems no matter what brand, they all INSIST on loading up on the hibiscus, so at the beginning of a sip you get tasty fruit and then a punch in the face from the hibiscus. DX

OMGsrsly

Yep, it’s pretty disappointing. It certainly smells apple-y, but it tastes super sour, even cold and with honey. I definitely prefer the hibiscus in the grapefruit tea I have, but the flavour was too powerful for me last night!

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

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