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Wow.

Just wow.

And not a good wow.

I’ve sweetened this tea, and it’s still bitter and sour. It’s a hibiscus party. It’s just, well… nasty. The rest of the flavors sound lovely, and they smell lovely, and it’s a beautiful red, but the other flavors? They’re just completely overpowered by that hibiscus.

The hibiscus does calm down a little as the tea cools, but it’s still icky. I try not to rate teas on the first unsuccessful cup, but I don’t want to try any more of this. It’s just icky. I think I’ll go dump this now.

Blea.

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Boiling 8 min or more
Bethany

Hibiscus needs to go jump off a cliff somewhere.

wombatgirl

I know – this was such a dissapointment! They should use beetroot if they really want the color… sheesh.

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Bethany

Hibiscus needs to go jump off a cliff somewhere.

wombatgirl

I know – this was such a dissapointment! They should use beetroot if they really want the color… sheesh.

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I’ve got a lot of interests: sushi, science fiction/fantasy, medieval recreation, cooking (specifically medieval cooking), reading, British science fiction (Doctor Who!), hand sewing and now TEA!!

My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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