Key Lime Hibiscus Tea

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From The Republic of Tea

The seductive flavors of the tropics emerge like a soft, warm breeze with every sip of this tangy hibiscus tea. Hibiscus mingles with a squeeze of refreshing key lime, hints of lively rosehips and naturally sweet apples.

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The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of more than 200 premium teas and herbs, ready-to-drink iced teas and more. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution in America with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.

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558 tasting notes

Had this iced with 1/2 Minute Maid light Lemonade. YUM. Really brought out the citrus-lime flavor and sweetened up the hibiscus. I really like how RoT does hibiscus. I may have to get more of their hibiscus blends soon!

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714 tasting notes

Typing this on my work iPad so you’ll have to check my blog later for full detail and pictures

1 teabag
6 ounces filtered boiling water
5 minutes

Dry leaf smell – berry tart lime
Tea smell – tart, berry, lime, sweet
Tea – tart berry (hibiscus) lime
Full body
After taste is sweet

Good enough I’ll enjoy the rest, but it seems like it would be better as not a tea, perhaps a pie or jello?

Served hot

Thanks for the sample Meghann M

5 min, 30 sec

Oooh, iPad! Nice!


i am not loving it so far, it’s kinda meh

Meghann M

Your work got iPads? I’m kinda jealous. I only want one for the kindle/ibook store and tv streaming use of it. Tempted to just get a kindle.

Meghann M

It could work as a jello-key lime hibiscus jello shots? J/k. I like the pineapple way better, but this is alright for hibiscus tea.


the pineapple is amazing! we got 1pad for all of us to share, i just grabbed it first
the ebook reader on it so far doesn’t impress me – i ordered a personal sony reader so we’ll see how that goes (i know people with nooks and kindles as well)
youtube does come through well….but overall it just isn’t worth the $$$ (so far)


we were toying with the idea of adding coconut rum

Meghann M

The nook looked nice as well, I like that the Nook and iPad are color screens. Although, I don’t know why I’d need a color screen when reading a book, but it’s a nice option. I just need to find out if the kindle/nook/sony version are usable in the dark (are they backlit)? Because I don’t have a light by my bed, and it would be handy on a plane or in the car without having to turn on a light.


nook has a color panel but is not all color, ipad is the only backlit one the kindle and sony reader and nook and kobo are e-ink and not backlit but are readable in full sun

Meghann M

thanks for the info. I think I find myself in dark situations more than full sun. Made me curious when I saw a kindle light accessory attachment thing.

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6770 tasting notes

Had this as an ICED Sample at Wegmans tonight. Again, pleasantly surprised at the Hibiscus mellowness but VERY happy…with the Key Lime Pairing it’s certainly something I could get used to ICED specifically. YUM. No…you aren’t in a Tales From The Crypt Episode…I really AM rating a Hibiscus tisane this high (based on ICED).


LOL! I was so gonna tease you about the hibiscus ratings, and ya beat me to it ;)

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902 tasting notes

So I’m not completely out of this tea…I have a few bags here at work. I accidentally ended up brewing it for about 12 minutes. I know better than to not set an alarm. This doesn’t suffer from overbrewing, though.

8 min or more

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599 tasting notes

Forgot I’d tasted this already and didn’t like it so I’m half way through a mug of it (2 bags to the big mug). The hibiscus is strong and tart and there is some lime flavour to this, but I stand by my previous statements.

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308 tasting notes

Bleah. Dislike. Raspberry kool-aid mixed with the flavor of melted crayons. I don’t think I need to elaborate further.

PS – Thanks Lisbet for the sample. :)

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec

Ew.. melted crayons. Wow.


Yeah I kinda hated this one too, but I thought just maybe, maybe it was me and you would dig it. Seems like no :)

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564 tasting notes

Sipdown! At least while my tastebuds are half-dead I can get rid of some of the dreadful hibiscus teas we have lurking around the house. Also a good boost of vitamin C, which I’m not sure will help but at least it can’t hurt. If I’ve caught what my mom has it’s probably pneumonia, so I’m really hoping I didn’t catch what she has.

Considering the smell, I think this would be good mixed with limeade, chilled, in the summer. As it is I won’t be buying it again to try. I think all those Zinger teas I liked as a kid put me off hibiscus/rosehip/cranberry in tea permanently. This is too sweet (stevia? I didn’t even know until now), overly fruity, and just kind of weird, but right now it doesn’t taste too bad. In fact I’m kind of liking it. It’s like warm kool-aid, and while that shouldn’t be comforting in the least it is. Now we’ll see if I can sip anything else down.

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267 tasting notes

Well…. this one isn’t my favorite. It’s tart, but I just have a feeling it’d be better iced than it is hot. It’s doing that ‘hot jello-mix’ thing, but with some lime tartness. I kinda knew what to expect from a hibiscus tea, as I haven’t liked a single one I’ve tried, but because of the lime I was willing to give this once little shot (I weighed out 40cent sample of this stuff at the grocery store.) I’m not totally out of luck, as it’s still getting warm in TX as of mid-December, so….I can see making this iced in my near future. Yee-haw.

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Meghann M

Loving that you have a grocery store that lets you purchase samples of teas like these. I am so jealous, as I have roughly an hour to get my hands on any tea other than Celestial Seasonings! (Or order online, but I love the sample idea). Enjoy the warm weather, we just had schools close due to cold windchills here in IL!


Well, I moved here from Chicago so I sure remember that cold. But it’s down to 30 here in Houston today, which probably means that the plants will all die. Palm trees don’t like freezing temps, that’s for sure. I do love this tea sample thing- I think Whole Foods has started doing that too. But their selection isn’t as good as my local shop.

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13 tasting notes

I was on the RoT website and saw their new line of hibiscus tea so I decided I’d give it a try. I’ve never had hibiscus tea before, so I really have nothing to compare this with. The color of the tea comes out as a nice crimson and the smell is tangy with acidic undertones from the lime. I really enjoyed this one, and I think it would make a great iced tea, although I haven’t tried it yet. The taste is like a lime cider and it is very refreshing. One of my friends tried this as well and enjoyed it as well.

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24 tasting notes

I thought this tea would be good iced, but so far this tea’s only been ok. I don’t like the stevia added; I want to be able to sweeten as I please and stevia isn’t my sweetener of choice.


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