Review: Red Leaf Tea Hibiscus Mint

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Thumbs up!"This tea would be fabulous iced, perhaps even better than hot, though I do love hibiscus in a hot tea. The mint flavor is not overwhelming, the hibiscus definitely steals the show."
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redleafhibiscusmint.jpgI made a small pot of this herbal blend in a portable tea tumbler made entirely of glass and metal that turned out to leak and needs to be returned! The tumbler might not have worked out marvelously, but this is a wonderfully pretty, fragrant and mellow herbal blend that I really enjoyed. The nice thing about the glass tumbler, regardless of its propensity for weeping, was that the gorgeous raspberry coloring of the tea glowed forth brightly, and it was a splendid part of the overall enjoyment of the tea. If you have a glass teapot, make sure to use it to brew this tea...and a nice light colored tea cup will be much appreciated as you'll enjoy the color as much as the taste.


This tea contains just three ingredients - mint leaf, hibiscus and stevia leaf. I usually use a small amount of stevia to sweeten all of my tea drinks, as sugar dries my mouth out unpleasantly. The drawback of stevia is that a little too much yields an unpleasant, almost bitter sweetness that can ruin the item being sweetened completely (then again, I haven't much of a sweet tooth in general). I thought that I had been really careful with the amount of stevia I added so was surprised at just how sweet the tea was. When I read the ingredients on the website and saw stevia listed, I understood why it seemed so sweet. My second infusion was much weaker than the first (this tea isn't really meant for multiple infusions but I wanted another cup), but I added no sweetener at all to it and it was perfectly sweet on its own. I would recommmend, if you like sweet tea, using just a hint of sweetener with this tea, and let the stevia leaf do its work.

This tea would be fabulous iced, perhaps even better than hot, though I do love hibiscus in a hot tea. The mint flavor is not overwhelming, the hibiscus definitely steals the show. I didn't feel that the mint was lacking, really, just wouldn't have pegged that as a primary ingredient. The leaf is pretty to look at dried, brews up to a spectacular color and tastes wonderful with little need for sweetener and would be awesome chilled over ice cubes in the summertime or piping hot in the winter by the fire. That's a lot of good attributes for a simple little herbal blend.

— To purchase Red Leaf Tea Hibiscus Mint, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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