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I had high hopes for this tea when I discovered it at Tin Roof Teas. I love fruit-flavored black teas and I love this tea store also. The dry leaves smell just like raspberry yogurt and the tea liquor aroma smells like warm, tart and sweet raspberries. In the past I haven’t really loved this tea, but after experimenting I’ve found that I enjoy it with just sweetener added, which enhances the berry flavor. If milk is added it brings out the creamy, yogurt flavors, which I apparently don’t enjoy as much. This tea would probably be excellent iced as well. I am surprised that I don’t love this tea more, especially since other reviews compared it to Tower of London by Harney & Sons, which I love. I think the Tower of London blend has more of a honey flavor to it, while Anna’s is obviously a yogurt flavor and that may explain my non-love for this tea. I like it, it’s enjoyable to drink (maybe just not every day), but it doesn’t compare to Tower of London in my book.

-Dry blend has black tea leaves and pieces of green raspberry leaves.
-Dry leaves smell like creamy raspberry yogurt. Tea liquor aroma is of warm, sweet raspberries.
-Tea liquor is a medium golden brown color.
-Light malty flavor with a hint of fresh raspberries. Nice, tart finish.
-Best with sweetener. (Milk brings out yogurt flavor).
-Very good tea. Nice tart raspberry flavor with the addition of sweetener.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I love this one! It reminds me more of Marco Polo than Tower of London, though. You are right – ToL is so honeyed, while this one is tangy like yogurt or sour cream. It has all the berry goodness of Marco Polo but not the fussy, easily astringent base. I have all three, but I will be letting Marco Polo go off my shelf when I finish it.

Josie Jade

Yes, Anna’s is reminiscent of sour cream! It made more sense to me when you said that! I haven’t tried the Marco Polo but I love the Tower of London blend!

ashmanra

Same here! When I first went loose leaf, I mentioned wanting to try ToL. It was sold out at Harney at the time, and hubby searched and searched online until he found a tea shop that had some. He gave it to me on our anniversary. After that, I begged Michael Harney to make it available loose leaf, and he agreed to mix up one pound for me. I asked for three, then someone else asked for two (this was all happening on Facebook) and someone else asked for a pound…pretty soon he just said OKAY OKAY! And made it available loose leaf for everyone! :) I love it because hubby looked so hard to find, and he likes it, and there are few flavored teas that he likes!

Josie Jade

Oh what a nice story! I actually have the little sachets of ToL, but I will certainly have to try the loose leaf now!

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ashmanra

I love this one! It reminds me more of Marco Polo than Tower of London, though. You are right – ToL is so honeyed, while this one is tangy like yogurt or sour cream. It has all the berry goodness of Marco Polo but not the fussy, easily astringent base. I have all three, but I will be letting Marco Polo go off my shelf when I finish it.

Josie Jade

Yes, Anna’s is reminiscent of sour cream! It made more sense to me when you said that! I haven’t tried the Marco Polo but I love the Tower of London blend!

ashmanra

Same here! When I first went loose leaf, I mentioned wanting to try ToL. It was sold out at Harney at the time, and hubby searched and searched online until he found a tea shop that had some. He gave it to me on our anniversary. After that, I begged Michael Harney to make it available loose leaf, and he agreed to mix up one pound for me. I asked for three, then someone else asked for two (this was all happening on Facebook) and someone else asked for a pound…pretty soon he just said OKAY OKAY! And made it available loose leaf for everyone! :) I love it because hubby looked so hard to find, and he likes it, and there are few flavored teas that he likes!

Josie Jade

Oh what a nice story! I actually have the little sachets of ToL, but I will certainly have to try the loose leaf now!

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My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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