Between the color of this and KNOWING it has hibiscus in it – I was down-right-afraid! I was afraid it was going to be all Hibiscus! BUT…The Blackcurrants are powerful – moreso than the Hibiscus. I’m not saying it isn’t tart – it is – it’s just not hibiscus and nothing else type tart! The Blackcurrant is the primary flavor here and it’s juicy sweet and sour. The Lemongrass and Licorice are way-way-way in the background but seem to play a part. Maybe the part is to tone down the tartiness a bit…not sure.
Even tho this is fruity-tarty-POW! I can accept that. I had a half cup hot and a half cup iced. HOT fruity teas really aren’t my thing but it was bad. Iced – this has the potential to be a nice treat as long as you don’t over steep it :)