Finished this off with my breakfast today; I made my own fresh squeezed orange juice with about five valencia oranges – and then added in the last little bit of this honey to it to finish it off, because hibiscus sweetened orange juice actually sounds wonderful.
It looks… Pretty gross, actually? I don’t really mind pulp in my OJ at all so I’ve not strained the pulp out (only picked out a few seeds) and the hibiscus colour with the orange has created this weird, muddy maroon-ish brown coloured juice. There’s a SLIGHT gradient to it that almost reminds me of a Shirley Temple, but it’s not enough to make it look like a pretty cup…
The taste though – OH MY GOD. First off, I get these Valencia Oranges through my weekly Lufa Farms box; and for those not familiar that’s a food delivery box with a focus on local grown produce as well as organic/fair trade foods, gluten free options, and vegetarian/vegan foods. It’s awesome; and these oranges are probably the most amazing oranges that I’ve ever had in my life. So, that already set me up for great fresh squeezed OJ success! But the hibiscus honey adds some extra tangyness, which is actually really good since this was a SWEET orange juice!
But my God, it’s so fresh and juicy. Why haven’t I made my own orange juice sooner!?