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drank Raspberry Soiree by Teavana
318 tasting notes

Thank you to Autumn Hearth for this!

On opening the tin, there’s a sort of tart scent that I don’t immediately associate with raspberries, but there’s a big dried raspberry sitting on the top. Cool.

I put the filter in my cup (I’m doing little cups because I have SO MUCH TEA to try!) and pour water over; it immediately turns bright red as it passes through the tea.

Unfortunately, hibiscus is listed as the first ingredient, and it shows. It’s okay, I mean. But it’s not really raspberry, just sort of a generic hibiscus fruity blend. This could be a tisane for all the tea I taste in here. I’ll definitely drink the tin, but it’s not something I want to spend my money on.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Autumn Hearth

I guess I should have asked where you stand on hibiscus before I sent this and the Sakura. This and the Nine Dragon are retired so no money spending ;)

Autumn Hearth

Oh also I apologize for not putting temps and times on the packets. We keep this one at a minute for 175, so perhaps for next time?

Michelle

I’m okay with hibiscus, I’m just not a huge fan of it. But sometimes, that’s what I want! :) I just went by Teavana’s general steeping parameters. My kettle only does 180 and 212, so I’ll let it cool off a bit the next time I try it.

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Autumn Hearth

I guess I should have asked where you stand on hibiscus before I sent this and the Sakura. This and the Nine Dragon are retired so no money spending ;)

Autumn Hearth

Oh also I apologize for not putting temps and times on the packets. We keep this one at a minute for 175, so perhaps for next time?

Michelle

I’m okay with hibiscus, I’m just not a huge fan of it. But sometimes, that’s what I want! :) I just went by Teavana’s general steeping parameters. My kettle only does 180 and 212, so I’ll let it cool off a bit the next time I try it.

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