This tea has a very distinct lemon flavor to it, and the rose and hibiscus are very noticeable. I have an on-and-off relationship with hibiscus, and while it’s obvious they made an effort to not have it overpower the rest of the tea, it is noticeable enough to really steal a lot of attention. I was looking for a subtle rose flavor with a touch of lemon, and this isn’t it. With the addition of honey, it takes on the taste of a floral hibiscus lemonade with some rose. Tart, sassy, sweet — but not quite what I was expecting or wanting from the “Lemon Rose” name.
It might make a really nice iced tea for a hot summer day, or a good tea for mixing up an Arnold Palmer… especially for someone who really loves hibiscus. As for me, it’s not bad and I’ll probably drink the bags I bought every now and then… but I’m not sure I’ll buy this box of teabags again.