Orange Pomegranate from Tea Forté

Orange Pomegranate from Tea FortéWhen I first received my beautiful winter collection from Tea Forté, I was excited that this tea was part of the collection… until I read the ingredients!  {en:Hibiscus}?  Oh no!

When brewed on its own, I’m not a big fan of hibiscus, although I quite enjoy many blends containing hibiscus.  However, that doesn’t seem to stop me from receding in fear when I see that it is in the ingredient list.

Fortunately, though, the hibiscus in this blend works.  It gives the tisane a festive, deep red color and just a little bit of body (the longer you infuse this tea, the thicker it will become).  It also lends a bit of tartness to the cup, but I am not finding this TOO tart for my liking.

I like the combination of orange and pomegranate, and I am enjoying the touch of apple in the cup as well.  The orange is sweet and juicy, and the apple is also sweet.  This sweetness seems to offset the tartness just enough to make it quite palatable for me.

But my favorite part of this tisane is definitely the pomegranate.  It is one of my favorite fruits, but one I don’t indulge in often because they are usually pretty pricey when I go to the supermarket.  So when I find a tea that is pomegranate flavored, I get all excited!  The pomegranate flavor is quite distinctive here, and I like that.  In fact, I think that it’s the pomegranate that saves this tisane – at least for me.

Tea Forté describes this blend as

Juicy orange and apple bits with tart pomegranate tang bring a touch of fall to this ruby red rosehips and hibiscus tea.

This tea brews up to such a pretty color that is just perfect for this time of year.  I can imagine just how good it would be when mixed with ginger ale!  And the sweet-tart flavor is sure to be a winner with children, and you can rest well knowing that it’s naturally caffeine free!

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