Growing up, my parents had the MOST beautiful, delicious raspberry bushes growing on the side of our garage. I remember going out with clean empty yogurt containers (reuse, reduce, recycle, anyone?) to fill with freshly picked berries for an afternoon snack. And you guys, these were the BEST berries– warm and sun-ripened, juicy and fresh.
Now as an adult, with raspberry bushes long gone (RIP, bushes), I’m constantly holding every raspberry I eat up to the impossible standards of those juicy yard berries of my youth.
When I pulled this tea from my sample pile, I knew I’d be searching for that bright, fresh berry flavor I love so much in my steeped cup. I don’t get too much raspberry from sniffing the dry leaf, but I’m still hopeful.
As a hot cup, it’s okay for me, but full disclosure, I’m not a huge fan of hot white tea. On a whim, I decide to cold-brew a cup (in December, of all things– not my usual, but spoiler alert: I’m glad I did!) and whoa!
There’s that bright, juicy raspberry flavor I love so much. It might not be a fresh cup of juicy summer berries picked right off the vine, but it’s the closest I’ve found in a cup of tea. I’ll be drinking this one iced all through the long winter months until berry season is back for real!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: White Tea
Where to Buy: Tea of Life
- White Tea with Natural Raspberry flavors
- All natural fine Ceylon Teas
- A natural source of anti-oxidants to protect your body
- Kosher, Gluten and Sodium free