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So I realized a little too late in the game that I was out of the raspberry tea from Monterey Bay Spice Company, which included raspberry leaf in the blend. I would drink it about once a month for some woman-specific symptoms, if you get my drift, and I needed some right away and couldn’t wait on an order. I thought about checking out Whole Foods, but then I was at a Home Goods store (sort of a reseller of all kinds of homewares, including some foods like jams, cookies, and teas) and happened across a box of this tea. Score!
This actually isn’t pure raspberry leaf, it also apparently includes raspberry fruit as well, though I’m not sure in what form. They are tea bags, but that is fine for an herbal tea. An extended steep yielded a yellowy, herby-smelling tea, and I rather pleasant flavor. It’s quite sweet, a bit fruity, and a bit herby. I wouldn’t say “yes, very raspberry!” to the flavor, but it’s certainly tasty enough. Very pleased with my find.
Sometimes you get lucky when you buy something because you stumble upon it, withouth ever having tried it before. Such is the case with this Gojiberry tea.
First off, sorry I don’t have a better picture to post. But I had to make sure you saw the box….so you’ll be able to run out & buy it…
I stumbled upon this box in Home Goods. They often sell gourmet foods at really reasonable prices. I don’t remember exactly what I paid for this tea, but I would gladly pay double for another box!
The flavor is a mix of tart & sweet. And the smell is delightful. Definitely a light herbal, with a lot of great flavor.
The box I bought has 50 teabags in it & I believe I bought this in October….I have two teabags left! I’m running back to Home Goods to pray they have more. If not, I’m going to have to search the web to find this tea.
I only sweeten this with local honey. Overall, it makes for a great cuppa tea!
It’s all gone, thank goodness. I’ve had it at work and had lots of comments about how it’s not very manly. They are right, but it wouldn’t bother me if the tea was worth it. After all, I eat lots of houmous at work and have loads of comments about that, but I still eat it because it’s delicious and morally good (I’m a bit of an environmentalist but not actually a vegan). I had it in work simply because it was in a teabag and therefore easy to make at work, but I think I’ll find something better.
I’ve actually just had an e-mail from Birt & Tang but I won’t be getting this again. If I have anything, it’ll be their Ginger one, which is quite nice
I’m only having this because I have teabags left over that need finishing [10 left after this one :-( ] and I won’t buy any more tea until I have finished up some of the tea in my cupboard. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, flowers seem to add nothing to a tea (other than colour to the leaves). I’m not saying they don’t taste of anything because they do, but I don’t like it, whatever it is