When I saw this one this morning, I pretty much went, “Welp, there will be an avalanche of hibiscus-hate reviews on this today, and I’ll be the one loner that likes this tea.” It’s like the reversal of the day there was the banana tea in the advent, heh. More and more, I’m starting to feel like my tastes are so alien compared to everyone else that maybe I don’t really belong on here…
The dry leaf has a strong tangerine aroma. The steeping tea smells like orange peels and that fruit punch aroma I typically get from hibi-hip. It has a nice, strong flavor, which surprises me, since many of their herbals have been weak-sauce with the amount of leaf provided in this advent. It has that tart, tangy flavor that hibiscus brings, which is probably enhanced a bit since this isn’t paired with sweet fruits like many hibi blends are, but a very pithy/bitey orange citrus flavor.
Yes, I like this. But this is definitely not a tea for the rest of ya’ll that don’t like hibi. It is tart and tangy. If that’s not your thing, just skip this one.
Flavors: Citrus, Fruit Punch, Hibiscus, Orange, Orange Zest, Pleasantly Sour, Tangy, Tart