Cuppageek Advent Day 17
A few days ago I told gmathis I hoped this was in my advent, and my wish came true! I did drink this on the right day but didn’t get it posted.
When I looked at the ingredients and saw hibiscus, I decided to sweeten and ice it because that is how I usually prefer my hibby. I was planning to let it chill in the fridge and let the flavors meld for best taste.
Much to my surprise the first steep was barely pink! The second and third were mostly yellow, bit I went forward with my plan and poured all three steeps into a large glass with a touch of sugar to await suppertime.
I really didn’t taste hibiscus. The flavor was….nicely confusing. If I had to pin it down without knowing the ingredients, I would have said it tasted like mild apple sans tartness and a smooth honey sweetness, probably from the green rooibos, with a subtle fruitiness in addition to apple.
I enjoyed it, and I think this would be a brilliant tea to keep on hand to serve to visiting children, when visits start happening again. It would be perfect for a little tea party! They would love to see the little marshmallows in the mix, too.
Also, since it lacks the hibby tartness I feared, I would try it hot as well. But I think it may have established itself in my mind as a “first of spring” iced picnic tea!