One of the last couple of heretofore unopened Todd & Holland white tea samples.
In the packet, it has a strong fruity smell. More cherry than raspberry to my nose. I don’t smell champagne, but there’s something in there that suggests it. A sort of sharp high note that weirdly, gives the impression of effervescence.
The aroma after steeping is very similar to the aroma in the packet, only more diffuse. The tea is light yellow and clear.
I’m usually the first or only note-writer for Todd & Holland for whatever reason, but this tea already has a couple. My thoughts are somewhere in between the rave and the pan. Kitty tasted lipgloss — I don’t, but I get more berry blend than straight raspberry so to that extent I understand her mishmash comment. Also, I don’t taste champagne to the point of seeing this as a substitute for the real stuff like LefTea did. I do get a hint, and I agree that the taste is festive and pleasant.It’s a nice flavor combo, but in my opinion Lupicia’s Champagne Rose does the champagne/berry combo better, and Todd & Holland’s own Rooibos Raspberry Delight does raspberry better.
I’ll enjoy the rest of this, and I wouldn’t turn it down in the future, but I don’t love it enough to make it a staple.
Flavors: Berries, Champagne