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 rich 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 and mouth-bathingly fruity, without being overpowering. So yummy iced!
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Posted by Derek on 1st Jan 2017
Tastes like a light version of Hibiscus tea with a hint of berry; no strong tartness here, and it does not taste like cough syrup as someone else mentioned. The flavor does improve as the temperature of the tea lowers.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Dec 2016
I ordered this in the sample size. I wanted something that was caffeine free and this had great reviews. While i agree as an Iced tea with a tad bit of sugar this would be delicious, especially in summer, however i was looking for a herbal tea that was for a hot cup of tea and this just isn't quite there. I will admit the flavor does improve while it cools hence why it would probably make a wonderful Iced tea but when hot it almost has a strong medical taste like kids cherry cough syrup. If you're looking for a fruity iced tea you'll probably be happy but if you're looking for a warm herbal tea I personally recommend against it.
Posted by Xochi on 8th Jul 2016
I've been sampling teas for a couple of months now since winter. Now that it's summer, I had to try something cold. I brew this tea and I was in heaven! I had to share it at work with coworkers. The smell is delightful and the taste is perfect. It's thirst quenching too! Absolutely love it.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Mar 2016
I was shocked at how much I love this tea! I ordered a sample of it on a whim, thinking I needed a "fruit" tea to try. WOW! I'm addicted. The berry flavor doesn't overpower the tea. It's the perfect blend of tart and sweet. Give it a try!
Posted by Matthew on 10th Mar 2016
Totally refreshing and delectable fruit tea! Great blended mix, amazing aroma and great as is or I add barely a tip of a teaspoon of organic powdered Stevia extract! Can't wait to try it chilled this summer! I also brew in my Keurig 1.0 and turn the temp down to 187. Use the Solofill single cup reusable Filter (BEST) and run the small cup brew twice. Absolutely ENJOY this tea!
Posted by Bonnie R. on 6th Jan 2015
Bought a sample and my husband & I both loved it! Back to buy a large bag! This would be great iced or hot! Right now as cold as it is; we're drinking hot tea in the evenings but I can see how this would be wonderful iced! especially blended with some peppermint & chamomile. It's fruity, a little tart but personally I like that; although I found the longer it brews the less tart it becomes. This is a great herbal blend!!
Posted by Tammy on 11th Dec 2014
I have had this for about six months and I have to say it is a favorite. I love using it as a cold brew and sometimes I will add a little raw sugar or honey. Even my husband who is not a big Tea fan loves this. I find the longer that it's steeps the less tarts that it is. For a little kick I will add a little peppermint leaves.fan love this. I find the longer that it's steeps the less tart that it is.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jul 2014
I like it served cold with a little honey, well stirred. Delicious. Then I keep the used tea, let it dry out, and let it sit in a bowl to scent my kitchen!
Posted by Ashley Jean on 24th May 2014
I really like this tea. It's like something I could get at starbucks but cheaper and tastes more authentic! I got the sample and I will be buying the regular size soon :D
Posted by Joey on 16th Mar 2014
This tea took some getting used to, but i love the flavor profile. A nice sweet tea that is perfect with ice. Great for any time of year.
Posted by Yen-Wen C. on 14th Mar 2014
We love the tea!!! It's extremely fruity! It's slightly on the sour and tart side when I took the first sip.. for some reason, the longer it sits, the better it tastes! It's amazing taste! It's naturally sweet too.
Great for anyone who wants to get into drinking tea. This is certainly a winner!! It's good no matter hot or cold, summer or winter.... there is always a place for such great tea like this one!
Posted by Aylin Celtik on 5th Feb 2014
This a very berry and delicious tea. Delicate balance of fruit flavors and sweetness. A nice mid-afternoon tea that provides a pleasing relaxed break in the middle of a busy day. You must try.
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!
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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!
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