I’ve been slowly making my way through the Teavana Holiday box, and today’s selection is Fig Rose. Right off the bat, the dried blend smelled rather fermented. I’ve noticed this before with the Teavana dried fruit tisanes: they seem to be veering in the direction of spirits!
Upon infusion, Fig Rose happily proves not to taste very much like Everclear punch (as another one of these did), but more like a fruity hibiscus blend with some nutty texture and flavor as well. I do not taste all that much fig or rose, but the overall combination of several fruits works fairly well to make Fig Rose stand out from the usual hibiscus suspects. This is definitely less tart and acidic than the Zingers, for example, so people who do not like that aspect of hibiscus might enjoy this combination.
To prepare this pot, I followed my usual procedure for the Teavana “chunks of edible stuff” blends: I pulverized it to coarse powder in a spice grinder before infusion.