drank Mulled Wine by Arthur Dove Tea Co.
1462 tasting notes

I am not the person to be reviewing this tea! The hib is in effect! I smells just like mulled wine, minus the alcohol. It steeps up a very deep purple red. There is a some fruit at the start of the sip, orange flavors, then there is a dive into the metallic tartness at the back of the sip and as the tartness fades the spices kick in in the finish, clove dominating. If I drink it too quickly an alkaline flavor starts to build up in the finish. I think if the hib were dialed back to half strength I’d be into it. I get why the hib is there to create a mulled wine flavor and it really does remind me of mulled wine, I just have a hard time getting into the tartness of hibiscus.
I added some sugar, one of the three ways I can deal with hib (moderation, cold steeped or sweetened) and it really changed the cup for me. The sharp edge of the tartness is gone, but the alkaline taste in the finish is stronger. It also better resembles the sweet mulled wine I’m familiar with. I think this blend is well done and would be loved by someone with an appreciation of hibiscus.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

The hib is in effect, I repeat, the hib is in effect! Take it to DEFCON 2!

Martin Bednář

Mastress Alita would like it.

Mastress Alita

I love hibi mulled wine blends! I easily went through 50g of the 100g of my T2 Mulled Wine Magic last month. :-D

Dustin

LOL @Cameron! Totally!
That’s totally who I thought of, Martin!
I don’t know that I’ve ever gone through 50g of one tea in a month! Goals. ;)

Mastress Alita

I’m at that point where sipdowns won’t happen unless I pull a 50Ger, stick it in the “sipdown spot”, and have a cup every day until it is gone. With normal tea it still usually takes me a month (or more), but with bulky/heavy herbals, it is a little quicker.

tea-sipper

haha. We need a hib alarm! (Sorry, M Alita!)

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Cameron B.

The hib is in effect, I repeat, the hib is in effect! Take it to DEFCON 2!

Martin Bednář

Mastress Alita would like it.

Mastress Alita

I love hibi mulled wine blends! I easily went through 50g of the 100g of my T2 Mulled Wine Magic last month. :-D

Dustin

LOL @Cameron! Totally!
That’s totally who I thought of, Martin!
I don’t know that I’ve ever gone through 50g of one tea in a month! Goals. ;)

Mastress Alita

I’m at that point where sipdowns won’t happen unless I pull a 50Ger, stick it in the “sipdown spot”, and have a cup every day until it is gone. With normal tea it still usually takes me a month (or more), but with bulky/heavy herbals, it is a little quicker.

tea-sipper

haha. We need a hib alarm! (Sorry, M Alita!)

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.

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