Tea #2 of the night.
Drinking this down after I bought it at an Adagio shop up in Chicago about a year ago.
It’s funny to read back on my old tasting notes and see a little diary of the early days of college. Especially notes like “I don’t like straight Earl Greys since I don’t like bergamot… I prefer Earl Grey Creams.”
Oh, honey. Just wait a few years and you’ll be wearing bergamot perfume and looking for the sharpest flavors you can find.
Anyway. Adagio recommends a 5-10 minute steep time for this, and it definitely can use something on the longer end of the spectrum. It’s fruity without being too sweet; the sour cherry, rosehip, and hibiscus takes care of that. The color is the deep red that you get from hibiscus teas.
I remember hating on hibiscus back in the day. I think it was because Teavana put it in EVERYTHING and I didn’t (and still don’t) love when its tartness overpower the rest of the flavors. I don’t have an anti-hibiscus agenda anymore, at least.
I’ll use up the 3oz I bought – there’s probably not more than 5 cups left – but it’s not likely to be a re-purchase.