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Every time my wife and I go grocery shopping, I slow down in the tea aisle and look out of force of habit. Since discovering looseleaf, I don’t use bags unless it’s my only option, so there’s really no point in me looking. It’s part tea snobbery and part common sense. If I know for a fact that I don’t enjoy bagged teas, why waste my money on them?

I started to walk away and my wife goes, “Honey, look! Goji Berries!” Mmm….goji berries. That’s almost enough to tempt me, but then she added, “with raspberries!” and I was lost. I live for raspberries. I wish DT had more (or better) raspberry teas. So we picked up a box.

It smells yummy, but it also smells….fake? I dunno, the fruit smell didn’t smell like raspberries much, it smelled like what candy companies think raspberry is supposed to smell and taste like.

It’s not terrible, but the fakeness carries over to the brewed tea. It tastes kinda bland with little to no tea flavor, which is to be expected. I think I might let it get cold and try it the, since I tend to like the delicate teas more when they’re cold. It might be good for flavoring sun tea, but I don’t think I’ll keep it in stock. I also think I’ve just been spoiled by DavidsTea flavoring their tea with actual Goji berries.

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I think I love goji berries (goji pop!) but am not nuts for raspberries. Strawberries are my berry love. Anyway, be sure to stay far away from David’s Tea’s raspberry nectar if you don’t want a terrible disappointment. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a tea from DT with raspberry flavour I could taste.

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Yeah, I have some of the raspberry nectar and while it’s tasty, it is in no way raspberry, which is very sad. I’m a sucker for all things Goji, though.

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I think I love goji berries (goji pop!) but am not nuts for raspberries. Strawberries are my berry love. Anyway, be sure to stay far away from David’s Tea’s raspberry nectar if you don’t want a terrible disappointment. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a tea from DT with raspberry flavour I could taste.

aisling of tea

Yeah, I have some of the raspberry nectar and while it’s tasty, it is in no way raspberry, which is very sad. I’m a sucker for all things Goji, though.

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have four live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put sugar in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.

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