A sample from the sale! This is as FULL of a pouch as their 20gram size pouches can get. Wow! You’d think all these full raspberries and rosebuds would weigh a ton. OR whomever put the sample together was just filling the pouch? I probably should have weighed the pouch first. I was craving raspberry, so luckily I had this on hand. This is a no-caff blend consisting of raspberries, some of them full bright fuchsia raspberries, rosebuds, strawberry bits, rose petals and raspberry leaf. I tried to use much more leaf than usual — over two teaspoons because a raspberry takes up an entire teaspoon. Sadly, I didn’t have any fresh raspberries this year (my favorite) so this tea will have to do. It’s good! I would say the resulting flavor is more rose than tangy berry, but that is to be expected. The second steep isn’t as strong, even with a fifteen minute steep. The raspberries sure were drained of color though! I’m surprised there isn’t some sort of champagne flavor here. But I like this anyway.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons + 1 full raspberry for full mug // 12 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 2 minutes after boiling // 15 minute steep