Rose Hips, you say? Silly person, roses don’t bear fruit. Why yes, they do and boy is it tart!
If you don’t know already, this tea is from the fruit of the rose bush and these little berries have loads of vitamins (A, C, B) essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. They also look very pretty in the wild.
This tea takes a while to steep if you’re not boiling it (again, impatience will be the death of me) and the brew color is a light golden yellow. It’s got a tarty taste that is slightly watered down (think Tang with a few drops of lemon juice and a tad too much water and you’ve got it). It opens rather suddenly on the palate and has a drying effect on the tongue in the final few notes.
Personally, I prefer to brew it with hibiscus and really get into the fruit punch realm, but that just might be me.