I enjoy some fruit teas but a lot of fruit teas are too tart and I have been suspicious that it was rosehips and or hibiscus that are making the fruit teas so tart. This tea only has 2 ingredients (rosehips & hibiscus) so I actually bought this tea as an experiment and if this was way too tart then I would try and avoid the fruit teas with these ingredients too close to the top of the ingredient list.
First of all when I opened the box they teas are not individually wrapped so I smelled the whole box of tea bags and I could not smell much of anything. That was a bit disappointing because every other tea I have ever had has quite a bit of smell (usually a good smell).
I made the tea with only 70 C water for only 2 minutes because I thought it might get too tart if I used boiling water or steeped it for too long. This tea is intensely red! by the 2 minute mark it was so red it looked almost like a cup of blood. I was not even able to see the spoon when it was more than 1 inch into the tea.
It tasted quite fruity and a little bit tart but not bad at all. I quite enjoyed this tea.
Flavors: Fruity, Tart