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Organic Raspberry Green Tea from Rishi Tea

October18

RaspberryGreenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Rishi Tea

Tea Description:

Smooth, steamed green tea blended with tart hibiscus and succulent raspberries. This blend is sweet, jammy and rich with a character that lends itself to tasty hot or iced tea. Goes well with a squeeze of lemon or pomegranate juice.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Before taking a sip of this Organic Raspberry Green Tea from Rishi Tea, I found myself wishing there wasn’t so much hibiscus in it.  The hue of the brewed tea is pink … a strong indicator of hibiscus in the blend!

But after taking a sip, I’m not minding the hibiscus so much.  Because it was steeped for just 2 1/2 minutes, the hibiscus didn’t have a lot of time to become too tart.  This doesn’t taste sour nor does it feel thick and syrupy (other indicators of hibiscus!)

This blend is tasty.  The green tea is sweet and slightly vegetative.  There are hints of a buttery note in the background.  Because of the hibiscus in the blend, the raspberry notes are very prominent (hibiscus tends to take on a berry-like flavor).  The raspberry tastes tart and sweet, and has a light berry tingle at the finish.  The aftertaste is delicately tart with hints of sweetness.

A nice cuppa … I still would rather there be no hibiscus in it (what can I say, hibiscus isn’t my favorite thing), but, I have to admit that the pink color of the tea is kind of pretty.  This would make a nice tea for a garden party, and it tastes good iced – and would make a nice alternative to those over-sugared sodas!

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