Hibiscus Tea Sangria (1 review)

Argo Tea Hibiscus Tea Sangria

Argo Tea Hibiscus Tea Sangria

I have a couple of questions for you. How many of you would drive an hour and a half for a couple of veggie dogs from a street vender? How many of you would drive an hour + to get burritos? I have done the prior more times than I am proud of, and I did the latter for the first time yesterday. I’d say it was worth it. My burrito was delicious and huge and it put me in a food coma for a couple of hours. To make myself feel better about the trip I stopped by a deli/market and bought a couple of drinks.

I was very excited to see a new flavor of Argo, especially in Western New York, where there are no Whole Foods. Even though I had negative room in my stomach (I believe it was stretched as much as humanly possible from the gigantic burrito I had just ingested) it was over 95 degrees out and I was parched. I cracked this bottle open and took a sip. It definitely tasted different than I expected. I decided that I liked it though. A couple of minutes later I tried it again and decided I was mistaken the first time around. I sealed up the bottle for later consumption.

I think I’ve been wrong about hibiscus all these years. I had one drink with it that I really loved, and I’m now thinking that it was something else in that drink that grabbed on to my heart and shook the hell out of it. I don’t dislike hibiscus, but every time I drink something with it in it now, I miss the spices from the original tea. Also, upon drinking this I am reminded that I am not a big sangria fan. I think it’s the orange juice mixed in with the berries and apples that throws me off. If you mix that all together, it doesn’t meet the delicious expectations that lived in my head (my fault not the drinks).

I’ve gone back to the drink, and I like it more than I did on the car ride home, because I’ve accepted that it’s not what I thought it was going to be. In reality it tastes exactly how hibiscus and non-alcoholic sangria really taste (elderberries, apples, rosehip shells, strawberries, kiwi, raspberries and orange juice), and not how I wish they tasted.

United States
Pure Cane Sugar
Iced Tea
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 5th, 2012
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