Lady Hannah is a herbal berry tea blend from New Mexico Tea Company (NM Tea Co). Lady Hannah features apple, hibiscus, rosehip, pineapple, papaya, bramble berries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.
First off – with my recent order with NMTea Co I purchased two 1 oz pouches of tea. They both came UNLABELED.
NOOOO! Annoyingly, both teas were fruity herbals, but I was just able to tell them apart as one was more cherry whereas Lady Hannah is more berry. I labelled it myself after I figured out what tea was what.
I’d be REALLY FFFING PISSED if I ordered a bunch of straight greens or something and I couldn’t tell them apart. I’m hoping this lack of labeling was an oversight. /rantover.
Though, my tea peeps – NM Tea Co does FREE SHIPPING for US addresses! Why not order a couple sample sizes to check out?
DRY: Nice berry fruity smell coming from this crazy mix of fruits.
STEEPED: Deep dark red tea with a fruity tart smell. Lovely tea colour here. I steeped this tea with boiling water for 7 minutes as per Lady Hannah site instructions.
TASTE: Hibiscus up front with a barely-sweet strong berry finish. Strawberry is the biggest fruit flavor, but I can pick up a bit of raspberry like flavors as well. The tart isn’t too bad as it works with the fruit, but it’s quite high – a 7/10 on the Tart-o-meter.
This tea needs to be sweetened, STAT! Sweetened with rock sugar, the tart drops and this tea becomes a strawberry and raspberry fruit juice like flavor. However, this tea is tasting.. I dunno.. kinda flat and missing something, despite all the berryness going on.
ICED: This is what I bought this tea for. Iced Tea! So, finally I killed off my entire 5lb bottle of honey.
All those calories! Ehh, went mostly into homemade granola bars for the husband
I steeped Lady Hannah, poured over ice, honey and a couple fresh lemon slices. Now, that is much better! This round, the raspberry and blackberries came out more – might be due to the iced making the flavors pop or I got more berries in the mix. The hibisciusy tart is minimal thanks to the honey. The fresh lemon added some more pop, killing the flatness of this tea.
COMMENTS: Pretty much I will only drink Lady Hannah iced with lemon, it’s just too tart and kinda flat on its own. The berryness is pretty nice here and I really dig the strong blackberry and raspberry flavors I got for the iced round.
I’ve order LOTS of fruity herbal teas lately to prepare for the warm spring and summer here in southern California. This Lady Hannah was first of many, so let’s see which tea blows my… tea pants off? ehh.
If you are into iced, berry teas – Lady Hannah is worth trying. Especially with NM Tea Co’s free shipping of awesome sauce!