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drank Hibiscus by Adagio Teas
318 tasting notes

I got this as a free sample in the last order I placed with Adagio. When I ordered it I thought at first that it was actual hibiscus, not a flavored black. When I learned it was the latter, I got really afraid. I don’t mind hib… it can just get SO tart. So I’ve waited to try this for a few weeks.

Yesterday I steeped a pot of it hot, but left it on just a bit too long (Adagio’s flavored blacks are sooo sensitive) and it started to get bitter, so I didn’t have more than a sip or two of the pot.

Later that day, it was really awfully hot out. I wanted tea but didn’t want to drink anything hot, so I filled a T-sac of this and some cold water and decided I’d let it cold-steep in the hour or so I had before class.

It’s REALLY GOOD. Which surprises me immensely! I admit, the flavor was a bit light, but even still. The black base was a bright, solid black, and the hibiscus gave it just a little bit of floral fruitiness without being sour. I’m not sure how it’d fare in other circumstances, but I for one really like it in this context. I’m really interested to try it with some rose and rosehip mixed in.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Tawny Kira

I will have to try cold brewing it because I was definitely not fond of it hot- sour and bitter was really not pleasant! But your description of it iced sounds delightful! :)

Michelle

Ooh, yes, cold-brew it! I didn’t do it for very long – 3tsp/12oz for about 1.5 hrs (started drinking at about 45 mins, ahha) but it was delicious, and I really want to make a pitcher!

Tawny Kira

Awesome, I’m excited to try it now :)

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Tawny Kira

I will have to try cold brewing it because I was definitely not fond of it hot- sour and bitter was really not pleasant! But your description of it iced sounds delightful! :)

Michelle

Ooh, yes, cold-brew it! I didn’t do it for very long – 3tsp/12oz for about 1.5 hrs (started drinking at about 45 mins, ahha) but it was delicious, and I really want to make a pitcher!

Tawny Kira

Awesome, I’m excited to try it now :)

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