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Ok seriously, this tea weirding me out. The dry tea bag smelled a little funky. I already blocked it out of my memory but it wasn’t pleasant.

I’m bad and have been letting this tisane steep forever. Just left the bag in my mug. It’s been about eight minutes now and I’m finally tackling it. Firstly, the steeped tea smells quite sour, like lemon juice out of a bottle. The taste is awfully tart too, like drinking hot water with a slice of lemon, and an added touch of tart artificial blueberry. I’d imagine a sour blueberry pixie stick to taste like this.

And about the hibiscus in here. Its flavour is masked by the tart lemon-like flavour, however, it’s creating that same dry sensation in the mouth that I get from hibiscus. It contributes to that ultra tart zing.

TheTeaFairy

I can handle tart in my tea, but in most cases, I find hibiscus ruines everything! It should be forbidden in the tea world!

Fjellrev

I wholeheartedly agree. I know very few people who actually like it too, so why it’s in so many teas/tisanes is beyond me.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Reading your review after writing mine, I’m not sure if you have any more bags of this but if you do, I found that steeping it only 3 minutes as opposed to 5 minutes, for me, brought out the berry taste more and toned the tart down some. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a tart tea.

Fjellrev

Ah sorry, I only had one bag from a restaurant. I’m sure it would have been better had I taken out the teabag much sooner. Oh well!

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TheTeaFairy

I can handle tart in my tea, but in most cases, I find hibiscus ruines everything! It should be forbidden in the tea world!

Fjellrev

I wholeheartedly agree. I know very few people who actually like it too, so why it’s in so many teas/tisanes is beyond me.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Reading your review after writing mine, I’m not sure if you have any more bags of this but if you do, I found that steeping it only 3 minutes as opposed to 5 minutes, for me, brought out the berry taste more and toned the tart down some. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a tart tea.

Fjellrev

Ah sorry, I only had one bag from a restaurant. I’m sure it would have been better had I taken out the teabag much sooner. Oh well!

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