Adventaggedon Day 22: Tea 4/8
I do not understand what makes the combination of apple and hibiscus worthy of a name like ‘Exotica’ when those are both probably the most commonly used ingredients in fruit infusions – especially when combined with each other.
I will say that the dry leaf aroma was pretty appetizing. It reminded me more of a juicy red apple or candied apple than anything else. However, steeped up this is entirely generic across the board. Not unpleasant, mind you. Just simple and unexciting sweet apple notes with a bit of tart hibiscus and maybe just a hint of tropical fruit. That last part could honestly be placebo and my brain playing tricks on me; it wasn’t a hard leaning flavour direction.
I liked the tea well enough but I’ve also tasted what feels like a million others like it, so it’s not something I’d order for myself by any means.