Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing LibberTea’s – Bora Bora tisane. I have loved pretty much everything I have tried so far from LibberTea so I did go into this tasting session with very high expectations and I really hoped that this would be just as good as the other fruit based tisanes from LibberTea that I have loved.Here’s what LibberTea have to say about this blend over on their website: ”This fruit tea has been thoughtfully created by blending exotically coloured fruits enriched with sapphire blue and golden blossoms ennobled by the finest fruity flavours to give you a sweet and tangy fruit tea blend that will make your palate jump with joy.”
Ingredients: Hibiscus blossoms, apple pieces, papaya cubes (papaya, sugar), currants, elderberries, black currant, flavouring, freeze-dried raspberry & strawberry pieces, sunflower blossoms, cornflower blossoms.
Tisane Tasting Notes
As you all know I’m not a huge fan of hibiscus at all, though I will admit that when I saw that this blend had hibiscus in it, I judge it without having even tasted it and I really didn’t expect to like it at all. When it comes to my tasting sessions I tend to do my best to try blends like this both hot and iced to give you all a more well rounded review but I can not stomach hibiscus hot and I didn’t want to waste any of my sample of this tisane. So I cold brewed my sample overnight without any added sweetner and it was the best decision I could have made. I totally understand now why this tisane has the name that it has because this intensely fruity, sweet and somewhat tangy blend is like an island getaway in a cup!The hibiscus, strawberry, papaya and apple are the stand out notes of this blend, with the strawberry, papaya and apple all adding a great natural sweetness to this blend which means that you don’t need to add any sweetener and that the hibiscus despite being a stand out note is nowhere near as sharp as it would normally be, which make this tisane so incredibly smooth on the palette. This tisane is made to be iced and while I don’t dispute that some people would probably enjoy it hot I wouldn’t suggest it as the tropical fruit notes really lend themselves to being iced and it probably wouldn’t be very well balanced when prepared hot as hibiscus tend to overpower everything when you hot steep it. This is the perfect tisane for the summer and with it being caffeine free and naturally quite sweet. Adults and children alike will love it, I can imagine it would be a hit at picnics and on day trips as a replacement for sugar filled cordial.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about LibberTea or purchase some of this tisane for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either leave them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley