Tea Selection: Heart-T’ee
Company Name: Wild Hibiscus Flower Company
Location: Retail: North American – Richford, VT
What Wild Hibiscus Flower Company says about themselves (taken from online source):
Lee and Jocelyn Etherington are the owner operators of Wild Hibiscus Flower Company and wear many hats across the business to ensure the highest quality products can be produced and delivered to you for your enjoyment and creative flare.
Made possible only with our much loved farmers to produce our premium flowers, our dedicated manufacturing team including Lee’s two brothers who manage production, and our ever so fabulous operations teams and international distributors across North America, Thailand, Europe and the UK to bring our products to you in over 50 countries.
Read more about Wild Hibiscus Flower Company on their website: HERE.
What Wild Hibiscus Flower Company says about this tea:
Heart-tee Hibiscus is 100% pure dried hibiscus flower tea. A rich red, strong full bodied tea with intense berry flavor. Hibiscus flowers are a very high source of anthocyanin antioxidants.
100% Pure Hibiscus Flowers
COSTS: $6.00 / Box of 20 foil wrapped bags
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
MY REVIEW BEGINS
Here is what I think
This tea packs a strong almost sour taste, when you open the foil package be careful with the tea bag as the hibiscus is ground very fine and will come out of the bag. It’s very deep red liquor and I love the fact that it is intense both in color and flavor.
The tea is strong and will awaken all your senses but what you have to love is this is a 100% natural tea packed full of Anthocyan Antioxidants. I’m not sure if you know what hose are, I had to look it up. Basically they are powerful compounds that may help prevent CVD, Cancer and boost cognitive functions. You can check out more facts on your own but I wanted you to know, this is some cool stuff!
It’s amazing that a tea made from a flower can be so strong and contain the sour/bitterness it has. You know you are getting something natural and unsweetened and good for you. You can also add some honey or their amazing Wild Hibiscus Flowers in syrup or some honey as well. The sweetener helped me to like this tea even more, the sweetener just gives this tea an added flavor boost (I used clove honey from Honey Ridge Farms) and the clove really added a unique tatse. I plan on playing more with this tea and as I play I’m adding some additional antioxidants to my body.
What I liked
I loved the color of this tea and even though it was a bit tart it was really a great taste and an eye opening tea to drink.
This herbal tea brews fast, I like that, and sometimes you just do not have time to sit around a let a tea brew.
100% natural I love that as well, no fake, no fluff and no additives.
You can drink it hot or cold.
Lots of room to “play” with this tea by adding it to beverages, ice cubes and it definitely can be a Sangria base.
What I did not like
I was not thrilled with the hibiscus powder coming out of the tea bag; you just have to be careful not to get it on your clothing.
I try to be critical with the teas but honestly, that’s it
Until next sip pinkies up and face the wind! You got this!
P.S. I’ve included an average brewing instruction chart belowto help you brew your teas.
AVERAGE BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
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