Hibiscus Overpowers Other Fruit Flavors
I like hibiscus tea, and I like sangria. This sounded like just the ticket for a yummy, fruity cool summer drink, but unlike what others are saying, this tea definitely has flavor. Unfortunately, the only flavor I can taste is the hibiscus. The other fruit flavors are overwhelmed by it, and lost. I ended up adding orange juice, lemon juice and lime juice and some sweetener to give it a more fruity flavor on top of the hibiscus. This might be better if steeped in half boiling orange juice, lemonade or lime-aid, and half water, or a combination of all three.
Great Summer Tea
As a rule I do not like herbal teas but had had Hibiscus tea before and like the tart sweetness of it so I decided to order the Hibiscus Sangria to try. This makes a great ice tea. I like to mix my teas and decided to try the Hibiscus Sangria with the Sonoma Chardonnay. As good as they are separately together it is really something wonderful. The subtle sweetness of the Chardonnay perfectly balances the tartness of the Hibiscus Sangria. One of my all time favorite summer time drinks. Try it you will not regret it. I plan to try the Hibiscus Strawberry next.
I got the free sample with my order and fell in love with it immediately ! Love at first sip you might say..... and I would be ordering some the next moment .... BUT.... It seems to only be available in the large pitcher size :( SO.... I guess I won't be ordering it, unless they start offering it in the regular individual tea bag size then I'll be first in line!
No calories, no sugar, all flavor
I was given this tea as a gift last year, and didn't get around to trying it until recently. I believe it will become one of my favorite drinks. I've been making it in a one-liter pitcher, but I go through that in a day or two. Now upping my pitcher size. Yes, it's tad tart, but not too much for my taste. And while I actually like plain water, this is a great alternative. I kept looking at the package to be sure there are no calories!
I am from the South, we drink sweet tea like water. I make my husband a gallon of sweet tea almost 2x a week. I am trying not to drink so much sugar and I want more flavor, my co worker introduced me to Republic of Tea and I've been hooked since. Well, this is my new "sweet" tea! My husband can have his unhealthy sweet tea and I will have my healthy hibiscus tea. I say this is the sweetest tea because it's sweet without adding any extra sugar. I steep and go. Nothing else is needed. Cant wait to try the others. I might make multiple quarts of this a week for myself! Give it a try I promise its wonderful!
Very Tart Without Sweetener
I prefer to not add sweeteners (sugar, honey, etc.) to my tea, but I had to with this one. Without a sweetener, this tea was very tart, overpowering any flavor.
Great gift-great customer service.
I received this last year, as a gift, made it once. The gift came with one of the mason jar shakers, which shattered when I poured the water in. I contacted customer service, explained that it had been a gift, and they quickly sent me a new one, and more tea to replace the tea I lost when the shaker broke. After that, for some reason, forgot I had the tea. That was a mistake. I actually came to the website to be sure the hibiscus sangria was calorie free and with no sweeteners. Why people would drink soda after tasting this is beyond me. It's become my new summer go-to, (and quite possibly the other seasons.) It's a little tart, but I like it that way. And I'm planning to check out the other products here.
Love my Teas
I really like the Teas I have ordered I will order again, But the hibiscus is my favorite!!!
One of the Best!
This is one of the best, most refreshing tasting teas ever. The large tea pouches allow you to make a full quart with one pouch. I recently had a visit from relatives and they liked it so much that I found myself making pitcher after pitcher while they were here. Plus, I sent them home with a Republic of Tea catalog, they liked it so much.
It missed my mark
Although this is a good tea, I was disappointed in it as being a sangria. Not as fruity as I had hoped for. I'll try it with fresh fruit and give it another whirl!
I was excited about this, but it's actually pretty tart.. think sweet tart candies.. was just ok
Favorite Summer Tea!
This was my family's favorite iced tea last summer, and I am THRILLED to be able to buy it in bulk this year.
BEST TEA EVER
This is without a doubt, my absolute favorite TRoT blend I've ever had, and I've been a customer for over 20 years!! It is so delicious- the flavor is so rich and surprising- the color is gorgeous. My children love it as well. We brew a pitcher every week!
Very refreshing! Even my 11-year-old nephew, who normally requires sugared drinks, is sold on it.
I just found my ice tea for the summer. I love ice tea and this one is so refreshing . The flavors are combined so well.
My new second favorite!
But it's a VERY close second! Have always loved the Ginger Peach (iced), but this is fast becoming my go-to tea. I agree with the others: PLEASE sell it in bulk!
This is a new favorite. It's very berry and light.
I never need wine again
We recently tried this tea and we are hooked. It is delicious and fruity and works great as an iced tea so we love to make pitchers to drink from on the weekend. I do brew it a bit longer than the directions say to get a bit of a stronger brew but that's just our preference. Republic of Tea, please sell this in bulk on the site!
The BEST tea ever
This tea is sooooooo good. I make it by two gallons at a time. It's delicious plain or with a little lemon and Stevia.
Beautiful to look at and great-tasting! Very thirst-quenching.
Hisbiscus Sangria Weak?
I made my first pot using 2 quarts of water and and 2 bags and let it brew for 5-7 minutes. I found it to be weak and added a little sweetner. Next time I will add 3 bag or let it steep longer.
OMG..the best...I added Limeade Frozen Concentrate with a cup and 1/2 of Sugar. It was so Refreshing over Ice!!
This was my first iced tea from Republic of Tea and I was not so impressed. I still like this tea, but I was just not blown away by it. I felt like the taste is a little weak, I steeped it for longer than usual because I like a strong iced tea and I don't want my ice to dilute to much of it's flavor. it's just okay, but probably will not be repurchasing it.
The first time I made this, I used my ice tea maker. Big mistake, it was weak and just not very good. Second time, I used my tea kettle to make 2 quarts of it. Since the first bag was steeping while the tea kettle was warming up the second quart it had quite a bold flavor. This is the first hibiscus tea that I have tried and I'm quite impressed. Though I wish it was sold in larger quantities. I would very much like to purchase a large bag of these instead of a small container of 8.
Not the Same as the old Hibiscus sangria
I use to love, and I do me LOVE the iced tea Hibiscus Sangria in the silk pouch from last year. Recently they have changed from 5 silk bags to 8 paper tea bags. Sadly it is not the same mix nor does it taste as good. The old Sangria was a beautiful red and very flavorful. Now it is a dingy brownish red and is lack luster in flavor. Please bring back the old tea!!!
The most refreshing summer drink ever
Other than Water, this tea is my hands down favorite for rehydrating in the summer. Light, sweet, tart, and just tastes like summer all round. I also use it and the other hibiscus teas in flavoring my home brewed tibicos. You have to give this fantastic stuff a try. Without any sweetener added at all, it is like punch or koolaid, only a hundred times better.
Such a pretty tea
This is a very refreshing tea and so much fun to drink because the color is so pretty. I do jazz it up with fruit to give it more flavor. Sometimes I give it a spot of sparkling water or white wine with a lime twist for an iced tea cocktail.
Ok but weak flavor
The color is nice but the flavor is a bit weak. I used an extra bag and let it steep longer and it was ok but a bit sharp. I like it well enough to keep experimenting though.
This one was new to me It has a wonderful taste and it is so pretty. It is one I can sip all day.
good fruit taste. all natural. please keep it all natural
I do not like this tea at all. The blend changed this year. I think the previous blend of Sangria tea was much better. Please go back to the previous blend.
Beautiful but weak
Loved the flavors that come through in this tea but it is a bit weak for my taste. It worked wonderfully when augmented with other fruity teas. The color is beautiful and I may order again.
I've made two different pitchers of this tea and both times they've had next to no flavor. The color is pretty but that's about it. Maybe the others didn't notice because they added extra stuff but tea should be good on it's own without extra sweeteners.
Best Summer Sip
My family and friends LOVE this tea. We brew it and add some honey and then mix it with 2 parts "tea" to 1 part apple juice! It's our favorite summer sip!
The fruity flavor of this tea really stands out. Great for the family.The strong color also makes drinking it quite fun, and it smells amazing!
Delicious and Beautiful
This tea is so delicious! And such a gorgeous color, too. I made a huge amount for my daughter's baby shower last summer, and put it in a large glass pitchers with citrus fruits cut up - a recipe, I believe from Republic of Tea. We poured it into mason jars, with a slice of orange, and vintage pink, paper, stripped straws. I wish I could enclose a photo! The flavor is so fruity - and tart too, so benefits from your sweetener of choice. LOVE THIS TEA!