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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Celestial Seasonings Teabag Green Tea 'Raspberry Gardens'

Tea Information:
Tea: Raspberry Gardens
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Celestial Seasonings
Purchase: Here
Description: “The sweet-tart taste and effervescent aroma of fresh, juicy raspberries provide a bright complement to the smooth blend of authentic green tea and delicate Bai Mu Dan white tea – one of the rarest and youngest of teas – in this refreshing brew.” — Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster Since 1975
Ingredients: Green tea, white tea, natural raspberry flavor with other natural flavors (contains soy lecithin) and raspberries.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: 1 flavia cup from hot water spigot
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Leaf Smell: Raspberry, grass
Tea Smell: raspberry and a funny citric tinge
Flavor: raspberry, slightly vegetal
Body: Full
Aftertaste: citrus, grass then sweet, short lived
Liquor: deep red, barely translucent

I got this from Janefan as a gift, based on my other experience with the green and white tea blend from celestial seasonings I didn't have high hopes for this tea, but it surprised me and tasted like a solid herbal tea. The green and white teas get lost under the raspberry. I think this would be excellent iced.

Post-Steep Additives: none

ReSteep: Bleh, don't bother weak, watery

Rating: 2/3



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