I received this as a free sample during the Christmas in July sale! Thanks so much, Bird & Blend! I know this is one of the summer blends that B&B intended to be iced. I must mention first that I didn’t ice this any way, shape, or form. I steeped it like a typical green. But I LOVE the way I steeped it… it probably couldn’t be better to my tastes. B&B’s raspberry teas are like no other. They are now my official go-to raspberry teas! It’s such an awesome, unique, full, buzzy, raspberry flavor, even if it’s the “blue” raspberry flavor. I love it. To be honest, I can’t really tell much of a difference between this blend and the Blue Raspberry blend. There should be lemon here, but it isn’t tasting much like lemon. So the raspberry and the green tea tastes mostly like Blue Raspberry. Both blends turn blue. I didn’t notice too much of the apple, rosehips or orange that should be in the blend, which is okay with me. Perfect on a hot day. This one gets a lower rating because these extra ingredients don’t need to be here. So both blends are fantastic, but I’d choose the Blue Raspberry over this one, because it showcases that amazing blue raspberry that I haven’t tasted in ANY other tea anywhere. I’m glad Blue Raspberry is part of the tea wall.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug // 32 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep