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NOTE: this was a free 2oz pkg that came with 52teas order for Groundhog Day. I believe it is a closeout and is no longer available/not going to be produced in future.

I am pleasantly surprised by this tea. I didn’t expect to like it, simply because I’m not a big fan of berry flavors. I also assumed the flavor/smell would be on the strong side. They dry tea had a hint of scent, but the wet leaves had none. The liquor, however, had a juicy raspberry up front with a hint of cranberry tartness on the finish. Neither berry overpowers, it’s really just a strong hint of flavor. I like that. Sugar definitely helps bring out the juiciness. I also tried adding a bit of milk, which muted the flavor but did make it feel more dessert-like (a touch of full cream would have been better I’m sure). Overall I think this is a very nicely balanced tea, and prefer it with a touch of sugar only. I can’t wait to try it as a sweet tea!

I also think this blend (or raspberry or cranberry alone) would be good with chocolate and amped up berry flavor as a dessert tea. I’ll have to check zoomdweebies site to see if they have any chocolate/berry blends…

Looks like they have chocolate cherry, chocolate orange, and chocolate strawberry. Based on this blend, I would try any one of those. They also had a chocolate sampler with those 3 listed above, and 7 more chocolate blends. 10 samples for under $10! But it’s out of stock. :-(

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Yay for Zoomdweebies’ reviews!

Janefan

I may bump this rating up as I experiment with it more. This was an unexpected steeping (spilled loose tea all over counter while trying to package some for Cofftea, so I scooped it up and brewed myself a cup. Don’t worry Cofftea you’re not getting counter scrapings!)

Cofftea

Haha counter scapings would be fine, it’s tea that shouldn’t be wasted:) I feel bad you spilled some on account of me.

Janefan

oh, don’t feel bad – very little was wasted (counter=clean, floor not so much), and it prompted me to try and log a tea that was probably going to sit on my shelf for a while otherwise. And I liked it!

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Cofftea

Yay for Zoomdweebies’ reviews!

Janefan

I may bump this rating up as I experiment with it more. This was an unexpected steeping (spilled loose tea all over counter while trying to package some for Cofftea, so I scooped it up and brewed myself a cup. Don’t worry Cofftea you’re not getting counter scrapings!)

Cofftea

Haha counter scapings would be fine, it’s tea that shouldn’t be wasted:) I feel bad you spilled some on account of me.

Janefan

oh, don’t feel bad – very little was wasted (counter=clean, floor not so much), and it prompted me to try and log a tea that was probably going to sit on my shelf for a while otherwise. And I liked it!

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