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drank Raspberry Sangria by Teavana
6 tasting notes

I am attempting to clear out my cupboard, and I know this tea is at least 5-7 years old. Living on the edge here :)

So I used 2.5tsp/10oz water, in case it has lost flavor to age. 1st steep came out very dark (as expected), but I think I made the right choice in doubling up on the tea. It is a lot less tart than I remember it when I first got it. Tart is about all I can taste until I add a small amount of sugar. After that, the raspberry comes through. Very nice.

2nd steep- starting to wonder the difference between this and Celestial Seasoning’s Raspberry Zinger. If Teavana still sold this one, I might try to do a side-by-side comparison. But moot point now :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Ellyn

I remember this tea. Prior to them discontinuing this item it was one of my favorites and my gateway tea!

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Ellyn

I remember this tea. Prior to them discontinuing this item it was one of my favorites and my gateway tea!

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Still consider myself a novice tea drinker. Started with Teavana teas about 10 years ago (back when they only had a few stores, still prioritized a knowledgeable staff & better quality tea over high-pressured sales). Definitely looking forward to moving onward & upward from there! So happy to have found a web site with good information!

I prefer strong teas, with a lot of flavor/body, over the more delicate ones. I usually drink tea sweetened.

Since I consider taste (likes/dislikes) to be extremely subjective, I do not usually score teas. And below are a few words about my preferences, so if anyone happens to be reading a tasting note, they can see how my likes/dislikes may align with theirs:
-Prefer black over green teas.
-Prefer flavored teas over unflavored.
-Prefer fruit flavors over floral.
-I can appreciate a spicy flavor profile
-But I not like pepper in tea, so do not like most chais.
-I do like the mildness of white teas, but not so much the “vegetal” taste. I do not like my tea to taste like I just mowed the lawn.

I am very interested in the scientific, historical, and business sides of the world of tea as well. If anyone has any sources of information on these topics, I would be very grateful to be pointed in the right direction. I am a plant scientist by trade (including a very small amount of work involving tea).

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