I try to avoid hover on gallery/grid/tiles presentations for a number of reasons:
- It's not user friendly or represents reality:
Let's say you are choosing in between tea flavors at a coffee shop, do the Tea Boxes reveal their flavor and other information when you wave your finger or point at them, why the secrecy ? what does hover achieve ?
- It's an extra step: Both for the developer and designer.
- It's not mobile friendly and has accessibility issues.
- It presents a conflict to the user in between text and graphics, and a challenge to weight them properly to the designer.
Not to say hover doesn't have correct uses, but I think it is more of a secondary indicator.
For your specific case I would recommend something along the lines of the Card component (Material Design in this example) with no Hover: