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Herevana – Alice – HIBISCUS, ROSEHIP & APPLE 

That’s correct, sometimes it’s not all about beer, sometimes it’s new things. This time it’s about Alice Hard Brewed Tea – The one with HIBISCUS, ROSEHIP & APPLE 

A 330ml bottle of alcohol Tea at 5% – making this 1.3 standard drinks in NZ. Alice is a Premium Tea Brewing company based in beautiful Pokeno – just south of the Bombay Hills.

The third of the Four that are available, I’ve enjoyed the other two, and so I expect to enjoy this.

You can smell the Hibiscus, a you can see the rosehip in the lovely delicate pink fix drink that pours.

I might go in reverse, this finishes with an unexpected dryness. Initially there’s a lot of fizzy that mutes the taste, then there is a pop-pop-pop of fruitiness and sweet things. Then that dryness.

The dryness that sit there. I think for me that this is too delicate for the amount of carbonation. I’ve got this feeling that if I added some lemon or lime slices and that sort of think you see in a pimms that this would really take off and be the afternoon refresher that I wanted it to be.

But I didn’t do that and I still have a glass of what really is quite refreshing, but delicate, drinking.

Perhaps I should ask them to make me an Earl Grey version. Imagine that alongside a Gunamatta.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 on the arbitrary scale. I really that that this could be something, and having avoided seltzers I think that I discovered something really neat. The problem is that it really isn’t that compelling, or compelling enough. I understand the cleverness of hard-brewing tea. I don’t understand how that works when you top load it with a bunch of flavours.

Music: The Magnetic Fields – Get Lost. from 1995.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Our Herbal Tea combines gorgeous floral tones with crisp apple. You will be transported to late spring as the freshest flowers greet us before summer. The pink hue from the Rosehip will take you back to the greatest sunset you can imagine.

Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Apple, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Hazelnut Leaves, Sunflower, Calendula, Peony, Elderblossom, Elderberry, Aniseed, Lemon Balm Mint, Peppermint, Finings & Yeast

Brewers Notes

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