Simpson & Vail Advent Calendar – Day 3
(originally written November 3rd)
I’m never very excited by fruit tisanes, as I just tend to be disappointed in them. A fruit tisane has to be really exceptional for me to want to drink it, and they’re usually full of hibiscus and are ultimately just sour instead of fruity. So I don’t have high hopes for this! To be fair, there’s not much hibiscus here – it’s mostly orange peel, by the looks of it. Wow, the dry scent is very strong and tart orange. It reminds me of Tang.
Well… It’s not sour, so that’s good. But it’s not that flavorful either. I taste mostly orange, and it does in fact taste like vitamin C chewables or Tang. But wow, there’s a huge pang of bitterness in the aftertaste here! I guess it makes sense since both orange peel and cranberry can be rather bitter, but dayum!
Nope, nope, nope. Can’t even finish my first small cup, let alone the pot! :(
Flavors: Bitter, Candy, Orange, Orange Zest, Tart