Mmm the smell of this conjures up holiday memories, its all mulling spices and whole cloves simmering on the stove. But there are other more exotic notes and it is truly intriguing. It brews up a beautiful deep warm wine in my mug and a lighter more vibrant pink when poured into my sipping cup. I’m not anti-hibiscus but this is a tad tart for my personal tastes at least this evening, I get the orange and a hint of clove but can the fennel is escaping me. It has the opposite problem that the Spiced Elderberry Pu’erh had for me yesterday, not enough spice coming through in the taste. I’m sure it can be played around with time wise and I’m sure it would be brilliant with cider. Must rebrew so I can breath in the heavenly aroma. Ooo yes! There’s that touch of licorice sweetness. Second steep at 1 min is perfect for me!
Mulled Hibiscus Clove
Hibiscus is a seductive challenge. It steeps up bright red, with the most satisfying tart sweetness. However, many hibiscus blends are just too tart. Our goal was to bring out all that is beautiful in the hibiscus flower while cradling the tartness in comforting spice and depth. Elderberry actually provides the base flavor here with dark berry sweetness. A carefully engineered pairing of spices tempers the tart notes of the hibiscus and lets them play nicely with cinnamon and fennel sweetness. This blend is comforting and satisfying like drinking mulled hot apple cider, but more invigorating with the hibiscus notes. Wonderful hot or iced. For a fun treat, try infusing this in cider or wine.
Ingredients: Hibiscus, Clove, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Fennel, Peppercorn, Burdock Root, Elderberry, Ginger, Peppermint. (All Organic)