It's been a while since I've enjoyed a new fruity tea,or "tisane," so I decided it was time to break open the free sample packet of a new tisane that Capital Teas recently sent me along with my order. Isn't this blend pretty?
I got a nice whiff of something citrusy and something strawberry-ish when I first opened the Harbor Breeze tea, which the web site tells me is named in honor of Capital Teas' second store at the National Harbor, Maryland. What's in Harbor Breeze? Natural dried apple, hibiscus, rosehip, natural dried orange, calendula petals and natural flavors.
When the tea brewed up a rich, deep red color, I was a little fearful this would be one of those blends too tart to enjoy. In fact, after steeping it the recommended 8 minutes, I just knew it would be overly tart, but it was not! It was very rich in the fruit flavor, heavy on the berry side of things, but happily this brew did not make me pucker. Oh, and it ices beautifully as well, making this an excellent choice for summertime sipping.