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Raspberry Earl Grey Black Tea from Shanti Tea

August24

raspberry-earl-grey

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tea Description:

One of our most popular Earl Grey variations, with pleasantly fruity berry notes mingled with an underlying bergamot profile, you’ll find it impossible to put this cup down. The aromas are so enticing, you’ll have at least 3 cups before you finally decide it’s time to get back to work… or you might just take the day off to spend with your new tea-love.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

The dry leaf aroma of this Raspberry Earl Grey Black Tea from Shanti Tea is lovely!  Strong notes of raspberry and bergamot, with hints of the black tea in the background.  It smells like something I’d want to bathe in!

And … the flavor is YUM!  You know me, I love Earl Grey and the many variations of the classic bergamot tea, so I was confident that I’d enjoy this Raspberry Earl Grey.  I’ve actually tried a few Raspberry Earl Grey teas from other companies … but I think that this one might be the best one I’ve tried thus far.

Why?  Because the raspberry notes are so distinct without overpowering the citrus-y bergamot … and the bergamot is strong without overwhelming the black tea notes.  There is a really nice balance of flavors here, and I’m enjoying that a lot.  With some of the Raspberry flavored Earl Grey teas that I’ve tried in the past … the raspberry seems a little “out of place” or even sometimes a little indistinguishable … but here, the raspberry fits right in.  It is a little sweet and a little tart and has a fresh, juicy taste.

The black tea base is smooth yet invigorating.  It has a pleasing, rich flavor that melds wonderfully with the flavors of tangy bergamot and sweet-tart raspberry.  Delicious hot or iced (it’s SUPER refreshing served iced!)

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!