This terrifically berry herbal infusion is great for adults and children alike. The hibiscus adds a refreshing tart dimension to this organic herbal tea; the rosehips a mellow smoothness; and the currants, elderberries and cranberries a tart fruitiness. Caffeine free, Crimson Berry is delightful both hot and cold - add a cinnamon stick and a dash of sugar for an extra treat or freeze as popsicles for the kids!
Ingredients: organic hibiscus, organic currants, organic rosehips, organic elderberries, organic cranberries, organic South African rooibos, and natural summer fruit flavors
Serving Size: one scant teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: This very tart fruit infusion takes sugar well - just add a little bit and it becomes a berry delight!
Jeremy Says: Rich with fruit flavors and great for any occasion.
Sarah Says: This is delightfully fruity, without being overpowering. So yummy iced!
Posted by Dimitra on 17th Feb 2013
This tea is a wonderful fruity tea, which I especially enjoy in the summer time. Ideal steep time as directed, even for icing, (otherwise, bitter). A nice summer time drink: 1/2 tea, 1/2 carbonated mineral water, served over ice with a splash of lemon and/or lime. Great for kid's birthday parties.
In the winter time, I enjoy this tea with honey, some steeped ginger and also find that it is combines nicely with the organic chamomile tea.
Posted by S. Nelson on 9th Jan 2013
I brewed this up last night before going to bed, and it was a perfect wind down to the end of a long day. It smelled like fresh fruit, the color was fantastic and inviting, and it had a more pronounced fruit flavor than a "regular" tea would have. A little stevia, and I had a warm, sweet, fruity drink to help me relax. I can tell this would taste excellent cold, too. A definite "give it a shot!"
Posted by Unknown on 4th Nov 2012
I'm not a tea drinker, much less herbal tea. I had this tea at a restaurant when I just didn't want coffee. I was instantly in love. The restaurant gave me a cup of leaves. I immediately did a web search?
I added lime juice. So good!
Posted by Kasia on 27th Oct 2012
I always was a fan of fruity, color rich teas and this one definitely is one of my favorites. Another plus, its caffeine free, so I don't feel guilty drinking it while pregnant.
Posted by John R Lee on 19th Jul 2012
This is my favorite herbal tea. It has a robust flavor that is great to taste but not too strong; and since it's an herbal tea, it is caffeine free.
Posted by Ximena on 20th Apr 2012
We love this tea ice cold!!! A little agave and you a wonderful treat!!!
Posted by Georgina R on 15th Jan 2012
I completely understand why one reviewer wrote it tastes like Robitussin cherry cough syrup, but I didn't think it tasted like it at all. It has a strong berry aroma and taste. My husband also loved it, and it is a gorgeous color brewed. We got 3 cups out a serving.
Posted by Lukasz on 6th Dec 2011
I purposely waited 9+ months to review this tea in order to provide a true assessment of it. I ordered this tea in bulk and stored it inside the large air tight metal containers sold here.
I bought this in bulk and should have tried the sampler first. What sounds like a refreshing summer beverage unfortunately reminds me of Robitussin “cherry” cough syrup. The flavor and aroma is very intense and not refreshing to me, especially when served hot. When made on a larger scale and chilled, it is actually pretty good. Leave out the sugar and you’ll pick up more tart notes and add sugar if you want to elevate that cough syrup flavor and aroma!
Posted by Catherine on 27th Jun 2010
I love this tea. How many teaspoons would you use for the ice tea brewing pitcher with the infuser?
Posted by Chris on 12th May 2009
This is my all time favorite caffeine free tea. I like it by itself or added to healthy green and white tea for an antioxidant boost from both sides of the flavor spectrum.
Posted by Barbara Barr-Blunck on 21st Oct 2008
WOW! Love the tart fruit flavors of this delicious tea! Great after-dinner fruity treat when you're trying to lay off of the chocolates! Just as delicious cold too!
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one scant teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)
Steeping time: 5-7 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Herbal teas, unlike tea from the plant camellia sinensis, do not get astringent with longer brew times. So if you happen to steep longer than 7 minutes, don’t worry! Your herbal tea will gain more flavor, but it will never become astringent!
Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
With all the press they’re getting lately, frozen pops appear to be the latest trend. This is fantastic news for the home cook who doesn’t have the patience or the dedicated appliance needed to whip up a batch of gelato or semifreddo or ice cream. Making popsicles is easy and requires no special equipment! Adding tea to the pops adds a whole new flavor dimension and an extra level of refreshment. Check here to view the full recipe for Tea-Flavored Frozen Fruit Pops!
Commercially available yogurts are usually heavily sweetened, sometimes artificially colored, and often excessively priced. Making your own is economical and a good way to avoid highly processed sugar, while providing boundless options to be creative with flavors. Check here to view the full recipe for Tea-Infused Cultured Yogurt flavored with Crimson Berry Fruit Tisane!