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Raspberry Flavored Tea Anyone? #Tealightful

Raspberry flavors have always been my favorite, from the elementary school era blue manufactured kind of Jolly Ranchers to picking them straight from the vine in a rural southern town. Needless to say, my expectations for this tea were pretty high.

And what can I say? They were MET!

This tea seems unassuming in that it’s just a plain black base and the raspberry flavoring (and a few freeze-dried raspberries thrown in more for aesthetics) but wow, this is a solid blend. The assam is middle-of-the-road in terms of astringency and the raspberry is sweet, sour, and perfectly flavorful all at once. I had a bad experience with a berry-flavored tea a few months ago, so I did not think something like Fruity Raspberry would be my new go-to.

Alas, I blew through 4 ounces very quickly.

My default was to brew 1tsp/8oz for 3 minutes in boiled water. I added a touch of honey and it was on point! This also would be an incredible iced tea for the sweltering months up ahead.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tealightful
Description

Try this stunning dessert tea with a dash of milk and Amaretto Honey Stix. It’s a fresh and fruity blend of certified organic black tea, luscious freeze-dried raspberries, and natural organic compliant raspberry flavor.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Any Almond Joy/Mounds fans out there? #Tealightful

Any Almond Joy/Mounds fans out there?

This is what Coconut Dream (black tea) by Tealightful wants to be when it grows up. Amidst the black teas are satisfying chunks of coconut shavings, marigold flowers, and chocolate pieces. This tea without anything added is sweet, coconutty, and just might satisfy your dessert craving (cake for breakfast anyone??).

That being said, something in the tea, whether the coconut oil or oil from the chocolate does not emulsify properly in the blend. So what you get is a candy bar-like cuppa with a little bit of oil floating on top.

The flavor was enough to make this a decent blend for me, but the oil issue just kind of bugs me. I think this tea would be great to cook with or possibly adding some cream might help. I brewed it in boiled water for 3 minutes then drank it hot & straight on my way to work.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Tealightful
Description

Sometimes you feel like a nut! If you crave coconut with your chocolate, you must try this blend of select black teas, chocolate chips, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes. Allergen Notes: contains dairy.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!