My sister and I went tea shopping the other day, to stock up on some staples. I was almost out of Lapsang Souchong and Darjeeling, she wanted more Lemon Lavender Mint.
Then she spotted a couple of new ones that I hadn’t given a second look. Normally, I go for the earthy teas – teas that smell like the stuff you clean out of a horse’s hoof and drop in a smoldering camp fire for a few hours. Pur-eh, Lapsang, Russian Caravan, Golden Monkey, Darjeeling. My sister likes some of those, but she really enjoys more fruity teas – Roobios, Lemon Lavender Mint, Rose Petal. So when she spotted two teas called Strawberry Hibiscus and Raspberry Rose Hibiscus, I shrugged. She bought them and I figured that meant more Russian Caravan for me.
Well that night, after boiling up some water, I decided what the heck, I’ll try her new teas. They smelled very nice, and I wanted something sweet for the evening, so we tried out Strawberry Hibiscus Tea.
I was blown away.
After stunningly enjoying that one, we tried the Raspberry Rose Hibiscus, and again, I was utterly blown off my socks.
To me, these flavors shouldn’t even be called Tea (but that’s just me being a Tea-Snob). Seriously, I’m hooked on them. I’ve never tasted Strawberry or Raspberry so vividly in a tea before in my life.
Run to the store right now and get them.