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This tea gave off quite a wonderful smell about half way through the recommended brewing time, and I was really looking forward to it. But the flavour was disappointing.

The vanilla is nonexistent, and the blackcurrant, ginseng and hibiscus just give off a bitterness. About half way down the cup it had settled a little, and the result was that the latter half of the tea became undrinkable.

The ingredients also list hibiscus first (the most by weight), then orange leaves and peel. Where were these two in the name? I’ll be making sure to check Twinings’ ingredient list next time I buy a fruit/herbal blend.

This was not an enjoyable cup.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Anyanka

Hibiscus is taking over the world. Insidiously.

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Anyanka

Hibiscus is taking over the world. Insidiously.

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A tea fan in Wales, UK. Hearty blacks, extravagant greens, and a smattering of white. Herbals cross my path sometimes too.

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