I’m not going to lie. I’m in a terribly rotten mood so enjoying tea isn’t really a possible thing at this moment. Looking at the date, I’m reminded of how literally months have gone by and I have not been able to move on with my life and get my own apartment, a job, etc, because this family stuff keeps dragging on. And on. And on. It’s one of those moments when I wish I had someone to talk to.
This tea comes from the lovely MissB and is almost exactly what I was expecting… that is, from the beginning. It’s mostly hibiscus and rose hips all around: when examining the dry leaf, the scent of both the dry leaf and the steeped tea, and in flavour. The green tea gets lost in all of the extreme tartness. My tongue feels so dry with every sip.
But this is when the unexpected walks in. There’s something almost savoury about this too. Tomatoes? Grape tomatoes? Stewed tomatoes? Something along those lines. But it’s way in the background. But for that reason, between the rose hip and the mysterious tomato notes, I can see this being a good tea to sip on whilst sick. It’s like having rose hip soup with a smattering of tomato. Ok, and a ton of hibiscus.
Thanks for this interesting tea, MissB! I won’t rate it because I don’t even know what to think of it. Initially I was going to give it a 75 because the extreme hibiscus and rose hip doesn’t make it unique from many of the other tisanes with these two ingredients floating about. Plus it’s mega tart. But this phantom savoury note is a game changer. It’s slightly strange at the beginning but it’s slowly growing on me.