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. :-(