Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post this time around I’m going to be reviewing Hope & Glory’s Red Velvet tisane. Hope & Glory very kindly sent me a fabulous tea caddy full of amazing teas and tisane to try (theres an unboxing over on my Instagram) and the reason I chose to feature this tisane first over some of the classic teas they sent is because the colder months are slowly starting to arrive and because I chose to cold brew this tisane and have it iced this review would have become almost completely redundant if I posted it later on in the year around winter when hardly any of us turn to iced teas.
Fruity (Berries) – Citrus (Orange Peel) – Apple – Sweet – Slightly Floral (Rosehip) – Musty
Ingredients: Apple, Blueberry, Elderberry, Hibiscus, Orange and Rosehip (V)This tisanes aroma is for the most part intensely fruity and heavy on the berry front, the orange peel provides a citrus aroma that breaks through the berries much more than I thought it would. I couldn’t pick out the apple at all in the aroma because of the hibiscus ever though there isn’t too much of it in the blend it’s strong and adds a somewhat musty note to the tisanes aroma and the rosehips round it all off well providing an ever so slight floral note.
Tisane Tasting Notes
In the past I would have been nervous to try this blend because of the Hibiscus but as you all know my opinions on it have been changed completely over the last few months so I was actually really excited to try this blend though I had to cold brew it because I still can’t drink anything with hibiscus in it hot and something tell me that’s never going to change. So, for this tasting session I cold brewed this tisane overnight and I used 1 10g in 500ml of water (I like my iced tisanes strong). Considering that this blend doesn’t have too much hibiscus in it I was so surprised about how ruby red this tisanes liquor was. I completely understand why this tisane has the name it has because it has a very smooth velvety mouthfeel and is quite refreshing iced.It’s stand out flavours are Blueberry, Hibiscus and Orange it’s pleasantly sour and has just the right amount of tartness to it. It isn’t a naturally sweet tisane though so if you’re like me and you lie your tisanes to have a sweetness to them I would suggest adding maybe a teaspoon and a half of agave or honey to this tisane to elevate it a little and make it just a little more well-rounded. All in all I really enjoyed this tisane its probably one of the best cold brewed tisanes I’ve had this summer and it’s given me a really goof first impression of Hope & Glory as a brand its clear to see that they put a lot of hard work into their blends and if this one is anything to go by I can’t wait to try all of the other ones they sent.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.8/5
If you want to find out more about Hope & Glory and purchase their Red Velvet tisane for yourself, you can do both here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as soon as I can.
Speak to you all soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley