Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: sorry, this limited edition tea is no longer available…
Our buttery sweet Chinese sencha green tea with real freeze-dried blackberries and raspberries and all natural flavors. This is a great treat for these waning days of summer. I think I’m going to make another big icy stein of it right now.
Even though 52Teas is one of my favorite tea companies, I’ve only become familiar with their teas within the last two years. So the limited edition teas that had sold out before I started becoming an avid customer – like this Razzleberry Green – were teas that were sadly out of my reach.
Fortunately, back in February, 52Teas offered some sample size packages of some of their retired blends. The samples were random (I didn’t know which samples I would receive), but I was so happy to find this one amongst the samples I ordered.
This is really delicious. The Chinese Sencha is light-bodied, buttery and sweet. The “razzleberry” flavor is a combination of raspberry and blackberry, and it is a subtle flavor that slowly develops as I continue to sip. The sweet “razzleberry” flavor seems a perfect match for the creamy flavor of the Sencha.
It is delicious hot, but even better as it cools. A very refreshing iced tea! This blend has a light sweetness to it, so I found it unnecessary to sweeten it when it was hot, but as it cooled, I found that a little sweetener (just a tiny drizzle of agave nectar) really brightened the fruit flavor.
This is a delightful tea. I wish it were still available so that I could tell you to order some! But I will say this: you should visit 52Teas website and watch for their tea of the week updates (or better yet, just subscribe to their newsletter, you’ll receive an emailed update with information about each week’s tea, as well as updates on any mid-week specials). If you love outrageous flavored teas, there is no tea company out there that does them better!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!