Mary R wrote:The only other ingredients listed are hibiscus flowers, rose petals, mallow blossoms, and marigold flowers. Only the first would really give any flavor, and that will be a tart pucker. Dried rose petals don't give the 'oomph' of a good rose-scented tea and are likely there for color, as are the mallow (blue) and marigold (yellow). Mallow's pretty tasteless, and marigold is slightly spicy when eaten fresh, bland when dried.
It's a very pretty blend, though, and likely quite tasty!
I actually think that it's supposed to be kind of bland. If it were zesty or super-flavored as fruit or whatever, I wouldn't like it at all. It's very mild. I definitely see the marigold leaves, and can taste that. It seems like a lot of people are putting mallow and marigold in teas. I just bought a bunch of stuff from Mighty Leaf today, and they have a ceylon tea with larkspur and marigold in it, which I've never seen. Rose, I don't taste much, but I used to eat rose preserves as a kid...it'd take a bit of it for me to taste those petals!