Tea Time #7 – Hibiscus Tea

Tea Time #7

This is my 2nd entry for Tea Time #7 as it is open longer than usual.  Remember guys the InLinkz this time stays open until Friday 27th March so please join the long standing Tea Party and bring whatever you want, all is welcome 🙂

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Tea Time with Justine (s)

I want to thank everyone for joining me for the

Tea Time #6 – Omega 3 protein recover chia seed pudding Low FodMAP diet

We had 11 amazing Tea Time entries, we had photography, booze, food, stories and all sorts.

If you didn’t see the entries there is a snippet below, but the InLinkz page can still be visited to blog hop you will find it here InLinkz Page Tea Time #6

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Here are the last Tea Time party goers who my greatest thanks go out to

  1. Andy Townend who brought milk and alcohol, go and check out his wild photography & thoughtful words.
  2. Trigger Happy who I am so happy to see here, brought  Chai Tea Latte which is my absolute favourite & a blueberry cream cheese bagel, wow what a mix, go check it out!
  3. Lucile De Godoy – We then had Tea Time going Dutch, if you don’t know what that means why not go and check her post out.  We also celebrate her one year blogging anniversary!
  4. Angle and Views brought some beautiful photography and flowers, so if you want to brighten up your day pop by and say hello.
  5. Mara Eastern scandalously snapped someone else’s coffee and brought it along, go take a look, tsk tsk!
  6. Savoury and Sweet Food brought us a wow Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake, oh my, you will dribble all over her post!
  7. Viaja brought us coffee and cereal but with a twist, if you pop by you will see what I mean.
  8. Deb’s World came with a confession, really rather sweet that she had displayed Dave with his pants on back to front.  No idea what I mean, you best pop by and take a look then.
  9. A New Life Wandering brought a kindred spirit meal to my chia one last week, but with a twist, go pop by and see what she drummed up!  Its delish.
  10. Naturally Dreamy showed us exactly what a tea addiction or perhaps what being a tea Connoisseur really is like.
  11. Sarah’s Little Kitchen actually took us to tea in Antwerp, an amazing place, pop by to see what I mean.

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Tea Time #7

Due to me being away, the InLinkz for this Tea Time Experience will be open longer than usual, closing on Friday 27th March.

However I will be commenting & reading during this time, just not making new posts 🙂  So plenty of time to create in the kitchen and bring something along.  Pretty much anything is welcome and also remember you can post more than once!

This event is for anything related to the ‘Experience of Tea Time’, so expand your mind and bring along pretty much anything you think might be welcome at a Tea Party, bearing in mind these parties can get quite wild!

If you need to familiarize yourself with what the Tea Time Event is, please follow the link which goes to the Tea Time Page – Tea Time Page

A quick summary of the process 😉

  • Please grab a badge to display
  • Tag your post Tea Time (#1 or #2 etc depending on which week it is)
  • When you write your post, please link back to my post that it relates to
  • Please then come to my post back here and enter the URL in to the InLinkz which you will find below.  This collects all the entries and displays thumbnails on the InLinkz page so everyone can congregate together, find out what everyone is doing and party!
  • Even if you are not posting a link, please pop by the InLinkz page to blog hop and enjoy everyone’s 2015 New Year Tea Party.
  • Please don’t forget to put your link in to the InLinkz page, just click the tea picture below 🙂

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So I present my treats for the Tea Time #7 :-

Hibiscus Tea

Now this was a completely spontaneous buy. I happened to be in a shop collecting lots of nice goodies which you can see on the plate, for a friend who was coming to tea, no I didn’t make them.  When I was in the shop I happened to see this Hibiscus Tea which perked my interest, then I saw the price tag and nearly fainted, then I saw that one had no label and I was offered it half price, bingo, done deal, how could I refuse a bargain.

I was full of excitement when I got home to try this out and the shop keeper said she was interested too, to know what it might taste like.

You can see from the instructions, the brewing info is at 100 degrees C, 1 tbsp, water 250mls, steep for 3-5 minutes.

It describes itself as:-

A fruity, full-flavoured satisfying flavour with sweet, sightly tart, cranberry notes.

The tea has a gorgeous smell and wonderful colour.

What I will say with regards to the taste is it is an acquired taste, in that I mean, it isn’t one of those subtle teas, if you are not pre-warned what it tastes like you might get rather a surprise.  It is as I describe it like going in to a Berry Boxing Match, wow, it certainly gets to those places that other teas might not.  It is tart, very cranberry like and didn’t actually go too well with the collection of goodies I had bought.  I drunk it afterwards to discover this.  I would place it more with a lesser sweet accompaniment.

Nonetheless a tea I shall enjoy again!

 

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 Thank you for popping by, I look forward to seeing all your posts, reading, commenting and generally chatting!

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So please come and join the Tea Time #7 Party, click the Tea badge below to go through to the InLinkz page to either post your tea time fun, or blog hop and visit others just to simply say ‘hello’ and see what they have done.  Remember to pop back and say ‘hi’ every so often to see what new deliciousness or visual treats might be there, Happy New Year to you all!  Justine xxxx

Please note the InLinkz for this one is open for longer than usual due to me being away, so multiple posts welcomed if you have been cooking up a storm or reciting Tea Time poetry or even bringing something a little more alcoholic along!

Have a little click below to enter or just enjoy!

  26 comments for “Tea Time #7 – Hibiscus Tea

  1. March 12, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    That tea looks quite delicious!

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    • March 12, 2015 at 5:40 PM

      hah it is certainly different, very zingy is the word i would describe for it 😀

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    • March 13, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      another great entry and love the play with words on this, you are so out of the box Andy hehe, fab! x

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  2. March 12, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Here’s a quick one for your party, or maybe I had more than one? 😉
    http://belgianstreets.com/2015/03/12/jupiler/

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  3. March 12, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    I love hibiscus! You should try making it cold! It’s very common in Mexico where we call it: agua de jamaica. http://anewlifewandering.com/2014/05/21/homemade-agua-de-jamaica-hibiscus-iced-tea/

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    • March 13, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      this is great, i would have never known to do this, really puts a different take on the tea I will def be trying this. YOu should add it to the tea time post I did, back link and hop on to the InLinkz 🙂 x

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    • March 13, 2015 at 4:14 PM

      oh my oh my, you really are pushing the boat out here with temptation, this is something i would gorge on and feel sick lol, but not regret it however. Thank you so much for bringing delicious foods to the tea party woweeeee xx

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  4. March 12, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    I’ve never tried it, but I do prefer punchy teas. 🙂

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  5. March 13, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Oh wow what a perfect break time in the afternoon! Since you have tea of course tea parties are perfect! I love everything about this! I do not drink tea but coffee and that is a mocha latte so I guess that is really black coffee. I think though that I might like this kind of tea. It looks like it has a flowery taste and the color is wonderful. I’ve always had a sensitive stomach so tea is too strong I wonder if there are teas that are smoother and more gentle. Just a thought I have always wondered about! I love this idea and post so much! ❤ Hugs to you

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    • March 13, 2015 at 4:27 PM

      oh yes you should try silver tip white tea, it is quite expensive but has the most beautiful gentle taste and you can re-use it. You can bring coffee to my tea party, some even bring booze lol x

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      • March 14, 2015 at 5:57 AM

        OH wow then I’m there! LOL too funny! I love coffee and Baileys can you mix that with tea. Maybe gin who knows! I’m up or down for whatever is there! 😀

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        • March 16, 2015 at 6:23 PM

          ooh now you are talking when you mention Baileys 😀

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    • March 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM

      An amazing Hibiscus addition to the Tea Party and really makes something more of it, when it was already a really punchy fruit drink i shall enjoy trying this, thank you x

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  6. March 17, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    I’ve been meaning to try some of Canton Tea Co’s selections! Too bad I’m not anywhere near a bargain bin of theirs…those are the best finds! 🙂

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  7. March 18, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Hibiscus tea does have a unique flavor. I usually like it, but most of my family doesn’t – it’s too strong for them. Most of my fruity herbal teas have it, and I like it best that way. 🙂
    I wrote a kind of crazy tea-post and added it to tea-time! http://wp.me/p4w4te-F8
    Thanks for hosting!! 🙂

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    • March 18, 2015 at 10:44 PM

      Seriously wow this is fabulous. Firstly I didn’t know that song so thank you for introducing me to it it’s really sweet. Secondly wow you really are talented this is so clever to make it in to this. I might feature this somewhere along the line do you mind if I do? Really appreciate you joining tea time you really brought something different and talented xx

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      • March 21, 2015 at 9:25 PM

        Aw, thanks!! 🙂
        Oh, cool! I’m glad I got to share the song with you. It’s one of my favorite “everyday kind” of songs. 🙂
        No problem – you can use it however you’d like! 🙂
        So glad to share in tea time – it’s really fun meeting all the other bloggers who love tea!!

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