Rockville Raspberry

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Fruity, Raspberry, Caramel
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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From Charleston Tea Plantation

Over 100 years ago, tea planters brought their finest ancestral tea bushes from China and India to Wadmalaw Island near the historic old city of Charleston, South Carolina. Now the direct descendants of these very plants have been lovingly restored to their former grandeur here at the Charleston Tea Plantation, a lush subtropical tea farm. It is in this context of great natural beauty and colonial pride that we bring you Rockville Raspberry® Tea made from 100% tea grown at America’s ONLY tea garden. We have crafted a very special taste for our tea by blending the invigorating taste of raspberries with Charleston Tea Plantation’s finest tea leaves.

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6770 tasting notes

Special thanks to Jaime for this one! OMG! Jaime spoiled me!!! Stay tuned for more reviews!

I can’t stop thinking about a Raspberry -Jelly Lined Chocolate Cake I had for my Dad’s Surprise Party this summer because that is what this tea smells like!!!! Raspberry and cake! YUM! There is a cake-bake-spongy-chocolate type aroma trying to eeeeek out from somewhere but this is a marvvvy aroma! And, yes! That’s MARVY with 3 V’s!!!

The taste is wonderful, too! It’s a true black tea but the raspberry is a creamier raspberry not a tart or bitter raspberry. And I like that very much! This is a nice treat!!!!


So glad that you like it! And I love the sound of that cake…any chance I could get the recipe?


We actually bought it at Wegman’s! A Grocery Store Chain based out of Rochester, NY, area…not sure if they have Wegman’s by you…but here is the website…
Nope…they are in NY, PA, VA, NJ, MD…sorry!!!!


Looks like they are opening some in MA 2011! Maybe they will get down your way soon! LOL – I’ll have to get some of their tea in bulk and send you some at some point!


It’d be years before that’d happen! Like Mark Twain said, he wants to be in KY for the end times…since we’re 20 years behind the rest of the world! I’m thinking I’ll need to experiment with a jelly roll and see if I can come up with something like this…it sounds way too good!


I bet you could get real darned close! :)


if not right-on!!!! :)


Ooh this sounds really good.

Bigelow Tea

So glad to hear you enjoyed the Bigelow owned Charleston Tea Plantation Rockville Raspberry tea! Thanks for sharing.

Valorie for Bigelow Tea

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2215 tasting notes

I needed a new pitcher of iced tea, and raspberry sounded like a good choice for a nice glass of refreshment. I made this hot, poured a small amount into a cup for me to sample, and poured the rest over 2 TBL sugar in a glass pitcher.

The unsweetened hot tea was fine, but I didn’t taste much raspberry. The base was ice and smooth. The very last bit of tea in the cup had a more fruity taste than the rest, so maybe I just needed to let it cool a bit more. I tasted a little of it sweetened and I think the sugar did bring out a little more of the fruit flavor.

Since my pitcher wasn’t as full as I wanted and I had only had two bags of this, I made another teabag of their American Classic tea, which I know will further dilute the raspberry flavor, but I can already tell it has upped the “oomph” factor of the black tea. We’ll see if this was a big mistake when the tea is fully chilled, but i sampled a bit and so far it is a decent iced tea and should be really good with a meal.

Bigelow Tea

Thanks for sharing with us, we hope the flavor was just what you were looking for once chilled, enjoy!
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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Yesterday I started my spring break off right. . . by having allergy testing done. It was not much fun and I took Benadryl and slept pretty much the rest of the day. So this morning I needed an extra special tea to get me back into my routine.

We visited the Charleston Tea Plantation last April and it was wonderful! Everything is so beautiful there, and we loved seeing all of the tea plants and then watching how they are made into tea. Of course we picked up a few tins of tea while we were there, and this was one of the flavors. The smell of it isn’t overwhelmingly of raspberry, just a nice light black tea with a little berry aroma. The black tea is definitely still noticeable in the flavor as well, with a deep, sweet raspberry finish. It’s not the truest of raspberry flavors, but it doesn’t have any artificial fake notes to it. It’s more like a raspberry jelly or candy taste, I think. Kind of like the raspberry filling in a piece of chocolate. Overall a wonderful cup of tea and just what I needed to start the day.

-Dry blend has small pieces of black tea leaves and twigs.
-Dry leaves smell lightly of black tea and raspberry. Tea liquor aroma is of sweet raspberries.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium golden brown color.
-Malty flavor with a deep raspberry finish.
-Best with sweetener. Milk optional.
-Very good tea. Nice black tea base with a raspberry candy flavor.

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2246 tasting notes

thanks so much Erin, for sending a couple of these Bigelow Charleston Tea Plantation teabags to try a while back. Bigelow is one of the teabag brands I like, so I expected to like these! This pyramid bag seems to have more leaves than their other teabags. Sadly, I think I overbrewed it by a couple minutes. The taste was still fine, but I think it might have been better and with more raspberry flavor if I didn’t have it brewing for so long. There is a nice sweet raspberry scent and slight flavor, but not much. The black tea is definitely a step up from Bigelow’s usual bags, but I don’t think they are usually anything to complain about. I’ve been trying to write tasting notes for teas people have been kind enough to send me… I’m slowly making my way! I really just have a list of teas I haven’t written tasting notes for though.

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Special Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try. YUM!

This has a delicious raspberry taste. The black tea is smooth with very little astringency. A rich tasting black tea with a sweet yet tart berry flavor… yum! So glad I got to try this!

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See prior log for more notes. It’s still as good as it was the last time I drank it.

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I found the last two teabags from the Charleston Tea Plantation that my friend gave me about a year ago. I thought I had finished them already, so I was pleasantly surprised to find them.

At first, I didn’t think I would like the raspberry. Sure, I like how they taste and it smelled nice, but I remembered the Peach Tea from the plantation. I made it hot and plain. I was a little underwhelmed at first sip. It was light, but it didn’t taste bad. I could barely taste the fruit. It didn’t have the “wow, this is fruity” punch that I was expecting. By the time I reached the end of the cup, I had decided that this would be a good tea to have for tea parties with people you like. A social tea.

I think that the raspberry would have been brought out more with a little honey. I could see this being an interesting iced tea too. But, I don’t think I would drink it again.

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Bigelow Tea

Meg, appreciate your review of the Rockville Raspberry, we’d agree that the flavor profile could be heightened with the addition of a little sweetener such as honey…if you wish not to try this particular flavor again, please call us to perhaps try an alternate flavor at 1-888-244-3569
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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I’m not a big fan for Charleston Plantations tea when it’s hot,but this raspberry tea… When you ice it,my god is it good! For a specific workout tonic; I brewed this hot,then added it to a gallon of cold water along with 2 scoops of iced tea mix and a scoop of sugar. If the initial taste of iced tea isn’t enough,take a moment to ponder a raspberry aftertaste that lingers to the last sip (in a good way)!

Bigelow Tea

Really enjoyed reading your review of our Rockville Raspberry, your recipe sounds amazing…..thanks for sharing
Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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I made myself a cup of this like an hour ago and completely forgot I was steeping it for a solid chunk of time and was expecting it to taste awful. I quick took it out of my Ingenuitea and it was fine… I’m convinced its impossible to oversteep this tea!

The black base definitely shines through a little more than usual and the raspberry becomes more of an undertone but it’s still a nice cuppa.

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Love this Rockville Raspbery just sweeted a little and served over ice. You still taste the tea itself with a backnote of Raspberries. Yummy!

Flavors: Caramel, Fruity

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