Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Fusion Teas
A simple everyday tea that simply satisfies. We start with a lovely floral china green tea base and sprinkle in hibiscus petals, just enough to perk it up. The tangy raspberry and brisk lemon give it character and is perfectly balanced.
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I was really surprised by this Raspberry Sunburst Green Tea from Fusion Teas. I took a sip of it before I read the ingredient list. And then I read that there is hibiscus in this blend! I didn’t really notice much from the hibiscus. No strong tart-y flavor. No heavy, syrupy texture. The only thing that is indicative of hibiscus’s presence is a slight pink-ish tint to the color of the brewed tea.
I suppose that the hibiscus does help to accentuate the tart berry notes of the raspberry, but, the flavor doesn’t hit me over the head with hibiscus. I taste more raspberry than I taste hibiscus. I also taste more lemon than hibiscus. This is a blend with hibiscus that I can handle! This is hibiscus done right!
The green tea is a sweet, creamy and slightly earthy tasting tea. The tea is not the main event of this blend … but I do like that I can taste the tea here and that it’s not overly camouflaged by the flavoring. The tea also lends a certain sweetness to the cup which is nice because the raspberry and lemon tend to be tart, so the sweetness of the tea is a nice contrast.
The raspberry is nice, it tastes sweet-tart and juicy, but what I really like about this blend is the LEMON! It really brightens the cup. This blend is really true to its name, it really tastes like a Raspberry Sunburst! (No not the chewy, waxy candy, but, more like sunburst as in lemony-bright taste combined with delightful raspberry flavor.)
A really nice blend from Fusion Teas!
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!
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