Crimson Nectar

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Fruit Herbal Blend
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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From Tea Forte

A vibrant, fruity, hibiscus-based herbal with a naturally sweet and surprisingly buttery finish. A limited edition holiday tea.

Steeping Guidelines
Steep for 5 minutes, 208°F
For stronger flavor, steep longer.

Ingredients
hibiscus, rosehip, apple, orange peel, cinnamon, flavoring, citric acid

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12 Tasting Notes

65
4637 tasting notes

I am having the last pyramid that I have in my stash… This time around, I can taste more of the cinnamon, which I really like! This really isn’t terrible at all.

Why do I find that I enjoy something as I am sipping on the very last of it? It is still not something I am CRAZY about or anything, but, today’s cuppa is quite nice actually.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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6770 tasting notes

Revisited. I really wish this didn’t have the bloody hibiscus in it! Ugggg

Devilish

Agree so much with you!!!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Agree in principle. Made a tisane from Stash last night, asking myself why I hadn’t drunk it in so long … oh yeah, hibiscus hell.

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65
556 tasting notes

I believe I got this bag from Tea Sipper but my trades are all getting confused in my head. This is why I should only open one trade at a time. It’s also a good thing that this is an herbal tea (which I..uh..didn’t look up before steeping) because I totally forgot about it. The cup is still hot though, so I couldn’t have forgotten about it for too long. Glad I looked it up before putting milk in though.

Honestly I’m not sure I’m going to like this. Hibiscus is a hard ingredient to work with and cinnamon is on my list of ‘do not like’ ingredients. Going to give it a try though. This tastes mostly of strong hibiscus and oranges with a cinnamon undertone. Thankfully the cinnamon isn’t too strong, but the hibiscus is making the tea rather tart. It’s not terrible, but it’s not a tea I would seek out again.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Sil

haha i’ve started trying to put my steepster name on the label with the tea name when i do swaps to help people out since i too have this problem with swaps when i get them. who gave me this? when? what’s going on! :)

Starfevre

That’s a great idea! I should do that too.

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43
709 tasting notes

Amount: 1 bag
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces boiling filtered
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Notes:
Amazonv: Added honey, had no effect but to sweeten aftertaste. It seemed like two separate flavors.
MilitiaJim: Are you kidding? The honey romped and stomped all over it.

Smell: Faintly raspberry / berry (I know there are no berries in it)
AmazonV Flavor: Citrus / sour
MilitiaJim Flavor: I am drinking sour Skittles, without the sweet center.
Body: Full
Aftertaste: Tangy berry
Liquor: dark deep red

Resteep tried for at least 15 minutes, it was too weak.

This tea was a gift and part of a pretty little Winter Collection set including a teapot. I do adore the pretty silken pyramid infusers and the cute leaf tag.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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5
122 tasting notes

So ‘Crimson Nectar’ was the third tea from Tea Forte that I tried, and the first that had a real noticable flavor. That’s the good news.
Now the bad.

Ugh. Hibiscus. It makes tea such a bloody bright red (actually, it’s more of a cough syrup red, not so much the red of blood, which turns rather brown as it is exposed to the air…but I digress, in a rather gross direction) and it tastes gross. Sharp. Thin. It stabs my tongue.

As you may have guessed, I don’t care for hibiscus one bit, and it is the dominant note in ‘Crimson Nectar.’ There’s also a taste of orange’s acidity, and a strange sweetness to the aftertaste. It’s like cake frosting, that aftertaste, a buttery vanilla that I don’t think occurs naturally anywhere on God’s green earth. It’s a heavy synthetic finale.

The teabag actually smells rather nice. I would totally buy a candle with this scent to burn. But ugh. What a shrill, shrieking cup this tea makes.

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84
230 tasting notes

A sweet overly fruity hibiscus blend. I know many don’t like the hibiscus but for me it is not unpleasant. I have about 2 oz of this in my stash and plan on enjoying it. The flavor is very tart but I can also taste the other flavors. And yes, as other notes below state, the color is RED.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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65
6 tasting notes

Tried this one hot several months ago, and found it like drinking hot, sour juice. Just tried it iced, and found it much more pleasant. First of all, I do love the deep red color, reminds me of a pretty garnet ring my grandma had. It can be somewhat sharp when hot, and no amount of sweetener could fix it. I don’t think any sweetener was necessary when iced, and I feel more refreshed already.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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36 tasting notes

Almost ridiculously sweet, I can’t say I loved this cup. Did I like it? Debatable. It was drinkable, and I drank it, so that has to mean something, yes?

At one point, I found myself thinking ‘It tastes like juice warmed up.’ Which, pro or con, I’m not entirely sure.

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