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drank Hibiscus by t Leaf T
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Usually when trying a tea for the first time, I follow the brewing instructions. This said to brew for 7-10 minutes, but I pulled this out of the water after 4 minutes because it started looking like some frightening syrupy blackened-pink concoction that would come alive if I left it to brew any longer. I suspect that having the brew times exactly the same for all the herbal teas is more laziness than coincidence, but I digress.
The aroma is faintly tart, but I didn’t need to have braced myself before taking a sip. It has more tartness than flavour, but it doesn’t make me pull the “I just put something incredibly tart in my mouth” face.
A good contender to replace your cup of hot blackcurrant when you’re feeling a little under the weather, it would probably be great as a poor man’s Ribena too – iced with soda water.

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Hibiscus syrup over crepes… yum!

Miss Sweet

Ooohhh yum! You could probably make a sugar syrup using this… mmm…

Cofftea

Actually Miss Sweet, if it’s already thick and syrupy I was thinking leaving it as is.

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Cofftea

Hibiscus syrup over crepes… yum!

Miss Sweet

Ooohhh yum! You could probably make a sugar syrup using this… mmm…

Cofftea

Actually Miss Sweet, if it’s already thick and syrupy I was thinking leaving it as is.

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