This is the nicest flavoured black I’ve tried in a good long while. I wanted something different but still reassuring last night, and this is what I plumped for. The dry leaves smell wonderfully sweet, with hints of fresh raspberry and cream. I’ve been disappointed so many times by flavoured teas that smell amazing dry, and then don’t live up to the expectations they’ve raised when they’re brewed. Not so with this one. I will admit being a little concerned, because the scent brewed is predominantly of black tea, and not of raspberry. Oh man, though, the taste! The black base is detectable, of course, but it supports and rounds out the flavouring really well. Mostly, though, this tastes just like fresh raspberries and cream. There’s nothing artificial about it at all, and it somehow tastes really clear, not muted or overpowered or simply like muddied tea. Every sip is fruity, creamy deliciousness. Deciding to buy this was a close thing for me, because I find it hard to abide any kind of artificial cream taste (cf. my review of Adagio Cream). I’m glad I decided to pick up a bag of this one, though. Now I’ve tried it, it’s going to be hard to live without!