Breaking into my try-me pack of this, which reminds me, I need to place an order at Della Terra sometime soon! Need more Lemon Chiffon :) but onto this tea. The dry smell is VERY raspberry, I can’t really smell anything but raspberry, quite a sweet, fruity smell. Mm, I haven’t had raspberries in ages, let alone raspberry tea!

As it steeps, the raspberry smell is mellowed, and I get maybe a hint of the ginger. I steeped for roughly 2 mins. The liquor is a nice golden yellow color. As for taste, this tea is super mild to me! Maybe I was a bit light on the leaf, or I got a bit less of the raspberry bits and more of the tea part, but it’s a very mellow, lightly raspberry flavored tea. The white and green tea blend very nicely to not be overpowering though, and the raspberry is definitely there. As it cools, I get a bit more ginger maybe? But mostly raspberry, not too tart though, which is nice! I can, however, see the likeness to the cough drops, it’s definitely a sweeter raspberry taste than sour. I can’t find the jasmine anywhere, maybe it’s just adding to the lightness? Oh, and I think I can feel a bit of ginger on my throat afterwards :), definitely feel a bit of its warming!

Overall, a pretty good cup. I would like a bit more ginger bite to it, might try a bit different steeping next time, to try to coax that out. Maybe a bit stronger raspberry taste too, I don’t know though, it’s pretty refreshing and light though. I could see myself drinking this more in the summer, hmm I wonder how it would taste iced too? I definitely won’t have trouble finishing my try me of this!

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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