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You know I am searching for the perfect raspberry tea…I think I need to search again.
This one is not bad but still not my perfect framboise : the dry leaf scent is very very strong, almost like opening a perfume bottle.
This is a tea using only natural essential oils – I consider this is a pity not using real fruits as well.
The liquor is nice but just ok to me because I am expecting a lot from a raspberry tea…pleasant but not my hero.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Barbara

A pity and real fruits look so nice in the dry blend so that it should be reason enough to add them…

cteresa

I got to play the devil´s advocate a bit – real fruits or some other tea fillers are beautiful and can taste fresh, but they also have a problem, which is they age and loose taste faster than tea does. If they want to blend a big container of black tea and have it last 3 years (so you can sell and resell) and maybe have a lot of it on containers which are half filled and catch air, ah real raspberries would start to crumble and get dusty eventually. Don´t know for sure how long, yeah a bit – counting on other things to add real flavour might only be ok for sellers which sell tea very fast – that is they do not have a lot of different blends and are ok blending artisanlike, though the risk on that is sometimes their blends can vary a little from batch to batch.

Ysaurella, have you tried Dammann´s 4 fruits rouges? i just checked and was surprised you had not put a taste note yet. it is not just raspberry, but it´s a very wow red fruit tea!

Ysaurella

agree Teresa but there are some blends where even big companies use real fruits or nuts so they may sell their big amount of teas in the delay allowed by the fruits deterioration. You’re right anyway the majority of the taste always comes from the essential oils…but it just adds something pleasant in the cup, more “flesh” to the beverage.
No I didn’t ever drink 4 fruits from DF, I may one day :)
I am a raspberry lover and really search a mono fruit blend to get a kind of liquid raspberry :)

Barbara

I have an ‘exotic green’ blend that has bits of passion fruit or pineapple in it. Those aren’t freeze dried fresh, but sugared. Looks beautiful. No idea how relevant it is for the taste and/or how long it will last. The tea is halfway gone so it won’t become old enough to see when these fruit particals deteriorate.

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Barbara

A pity and real fruits look so nice in the dry blend so that it should be reason enough to add them…

cteresa

I got to play the devil´s advocate a bit – real fruits or some other tea fillers are beautiful and can taste fresh, but they also have a problem, which is they age and loose taste faster than tea does. If they want to blend a big container of black tea and have it last 3 years (so you can sell and resell) and maybe have a lot of it on containers which are half filled and catch air, ah real raspberries would start to crumble and get dusty eventually. Don´t know for sure how long, yeah a bit – counting on other things to add real flavour might only be ok for sellers which sell tea very fast – that is they do not have a lot of different blends and are ok blending artisanlike, though the risk on that is sometimes their blends can vary a little from batch to batch.

Ysaurella, have you tried Dammann´s 4 fruits rouges? i just checked and was surprised you had not put a taste note yet. it is not just raspberry, but it´s a very wow red fruit tea!

Ysaurella

agree Teresa but there are some blends where even big companies use real fruits or nuts so they may sell their big amount of teas in the delay allowed by the fruits deterioration. You’re right anyway the majority of the taste always comes from the essential oils…but it just adds something pleasant in the cup, more “flesh” to the beverage.
No I didn’t ever drink 4 fruits from DF, I may one day :)
I am a raspberry lover and really search a mono fruit blend to get a kind of liquid raspberry :)

Barbara

I have an ‘exotic green’ blend that has bits of passion fruit or pineapple in it. Those aren’t freeze dried fresh, but sugared. Looks beautiful. No idea how relevant it is for the taste and/or how long it will last. The tea is halfway gone so it won’t become old enough to see when these fruit particals deteriorate.

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

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Paris, France

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