This is the problem I have with fruit teas – they smell nice, but they don’t really taste like anything. As Tim puts it, they’re “all bouquet and no flavor.” As a result, I’ve always shunned fruit teas… until I had this Blackcurrant and Hibiscus Tea from Jing Teas, which came with a tea sampler I bought for Tim’s birthday. This afternoon I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. As Jing describes it…
Whole blackcurrants, berries and cracked hibiscus shells make this sumptuous herbal infusion absolutely delightful. Vivid, intense and lively with a rich spectrum of berry fruits. Refreshing, even bracing, and full of charm.
I don’t know if it “charmed” me, but it was definitely tasty, and would be delicious chilled with ice. Brad reckons it would be a “solid companion to scones or similar baked goods,” but then again, what kind of tea wouldn’t be a solid companion to baked goods?
If you’ve never tried Jing tea, I highly recommend the Jing Tea Explorer set. You get ten 10g samples of teas, enough to get about 3 small teapots of tea of from each sample. The sample includes various green, yellow, white and the aforementioned blackcurrant and hibiscus tea. At £11, this seems like quite a bargain to me (it works out to about .18p per cup of tea).
Get our tea on at jingtea.com.