This tea smells incredible right out of the canister – all sweet coconut. My husband picked this one up from the store last week and tried a cup as soon as he made it home. He loves fruity herbal teas and anything with hibiscus so this was a real winner for him. He wasn’t thrilled when he found out it contained stevia but still vouched for it on taste alone. I’m not always the biggest fan of the tartness that hibiscus brings, but if it tastes anything like it smells then I’m sold.
The liquid is a deep berry color, due to the hibiscus of course. It’s something like Merlot. It still smells of coconut but I’m also getting the scent of the hibiscus too. On its own, the tea is not too sweet yet still has that artificial quality from the sweetener. I added a little honey which helps, but it still tastes mostly like an astringent hibiscus tea with an essence of coconut (which I guess is what it’s supposed to be). It’s almost like it’s scented with coconut instead of actually having coconut pieces. There is a creaminess there too which I am enjoying, something like cream of coconut. Overall, this tastes a little dusty to me and a little fruity, but maybe I’m just associating the hibiscus with fruit since I usually drink it in fruity teas.
Flavors: Artificial, Astringent, Coconut, Creamy, Dust, Fruity, Hibiscus, Sweet