Michelle and the good folks at Numi Organic Tea sent me a huge variety of teas to try for the show, and Justine’s Blend stood out to me the most. This is a blend created by the winner of the My Tea Blend contest, and it’s a mix of white tea, ginger, hibiscus, orange peel, and licorice.
It’s a nice mix, but I really think this would have been a much better blend without the hibiscus — it just overwhelms the delicate white tea and orange peel as well as the stronger flavors of ginger and licorice. It’s just a big ol’ cup of hibiscus. It might be better iced, but as a hot tea, those other flavors are lost.