Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Octavia Tea
Elegant and inviting, Raspberry Champagne blends the luscious, juicy taste of ripe raspberries with the delicate floral and honey-like notes of champagne. Known for its detoxifying, stress-relieving properties, white tea is said to be the healthiest of all teas and is harvested only a few days each year.
I’ve tried a few Raspberry Champagne blends, but I think this one is my favorite! And the biggest surprise for me with this tea is that this blend has hibiscus and stevia in it, two ingredients I don’t like in tea blends … and I’m still loving it!
Even though the flavors are delicate, they are well-defined. The raspberry flavor is sweet with hints of tart. There is a beautiful floral tone to this. The jasmine and osmanthus give it such a delightful flowery note. The champagne is crisp. And the nicest surprise of them all, a sweet undertone of honey. It is a fantastic and surprising combination of flavors.
The hibiscus is a very light addition, and I think that makes a big difference here. It adds the faintest hint of pink color to the cup, but, next to no flavor or texture. The stevia adds a gentle sweetness without any of the weird aftertaste that I get from stevia.
This is delicious hot, but, as the weather is still rather warm, I prefer it iced. It is very cool and refreshing. If you’ve liked other raspberry champagne blends you’ve tried, I suggest trying this one – it may just become a new favorite like it has for me.