Peanut Butter and Raspberry Jelly Black Tea

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Black Teas, Freeze Dried Raspberries, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Jam, Nutty, Raspberry, Berries, Fruity, Grain, Malt, Peanut, Sweet, Tannin, Thick, Berry, Cocoa, Tannic
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 2 g 15 oz / 429 ml

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Tea of the Week for February 22, 2016!

I’ll disclose a little secret – this tea made me very nervous.

You see, I’m one of those unusual people that don’t like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I felt very much the oddball growing up – everyone else liked peanut butter and jelly. I like peanut butter. I like jelly. I just don’t like these two together. I like peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I like peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwiches. I like peanut butter and butter toast. I even like peanut butter sandwiches. Just not jelly. And I like jelly toast and I probably would like a jelly sandwich if I were so inclined to make one although it doesn’t sound like a very satisfying sort of lunch.

So what I’m trying to say is that peanut butter and jelly just isn’t my thing. So when one of my Kickstarter backers who purchased the “Be a 52Teas tea of the week creator” incentive and selected a peanut butter and jelly tea as his tea of the week flavor – I got just a wee bit nervous and I hoped that since it’s a tea maybe, just maybe, I’ll like these flavors together.

And I do! This has a really pleasing raspberry flavor. The peanut butter is a softer note – and really, if I were to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I think that’s how I’d make it for myself – light on the peanut butter with a big smear of raspberry jelly! Sweet tart raspberry, a smooth, nutty peanut butter note atop a blend of Nilgiri and Assam teas. Way better than I could imagine peanut butter and jelly tasting!

organic ingredients: black teas, sunflower seeds, freeze-dried raspberries and natural flavors.

Use 1 tsp of tea to 12 oz. boiling water. Steep 2 1/2 minutes. Allow tea to cool 10 minutes for best flavor.

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373 tasting notes

My first sipdown! :D

This is from the most recent advent box, and I keep forgetting that putting milk in it makes it a lot harder to taste the flavors! I did get a sort of sunflower nuttiness, especially as an after taste.

After getting cold, I felt like may be I could tasty some tart raspberry-ness but that may just be me looking for it!
Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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1216 tasting notes

The black base is pretty brisk this time around. Still not tasting any peanut butter, but the raspberry is nice and jammy.

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1350 tasting notes

I’ve always loved this tea but haven’t had it in a while so I had somewhat forgotten. The dry leaf has the nutty aroma of sunflower seeds and the steeped tea tastes the same. I don’t taste peanuts or peanut butter, but the nuttiness from the sunflower seeds makes it believable. The jammy raspberry is there too, though less so. Not a PBJ sandwich to me, but more of a sophisticated nut butter and raspberry preserves tart.

Flavors: Jam, Nutty, Raspberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2900 tasting notes

Have I actually not reviewed this yet? I’ve had it several times hot, although have yet to try it cold.

Tasty black base tea-thick, malty, neither sweet, nor overly tannic. It goes well with the fruity (and slightly sweet) raspberry flavour. The sunflower seeds somehow taste like peanutbutter. I’m not sure how that sorcery works, but it tastes /just/ like peanut butter. Magic?

Flavors: Berries, Fruity, Grain, Malt, Nutty, Peanut, Raspberry, Sweet, Tannin, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 19 OZ / 550 ML

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Sipdown

I got a sample of this from Kittenna and unfortunately I have not stored it all that wonderfully so this is mostly just black tea and a slightly seedy flavor. Still I am grateful to Kittenna for that chance to try this out.

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3392 tasting notes

Additional notes: This is really one of those teas I should have enjoyed at the freshest. This tea is certainly not the same, which I mentioned a few months ago. But I did want to try different parameters: I’ve been having luck with other teas having more flavor peeking out with more leaves, so I used two teaspoons with this steep. A brisk tea to try with two teaspoons, but with the flavor mostly gone, I didn’t feel like I was wasting leaves. I also handpicked the sunflower seeds out of the teaspoons so they didn’t impart more stale flavor than they needed to. The flavor ended up stale anyway, and still not much raspberry. Maybe a tiny bit more than if I used one teaspoon (which was no raspberry flavor at all). So what I once called ‘best raspberry tea’ is now hardly raspberry. I would say the sunflower seeds definitely don’t work, especially for us hoarders, but this tea isn’t THAT old yet. I don’t think the sunflower seeds were an accurate substitute for peanut butter anyway. I WOULD love to see a good flavored peanut butter tea, fake ingredients or not. The original rating was for the ‘raspberry’ aspect, rather than the ‘peanut butter’ aspect. The raspberry was so good I was willing to look over the sunflower seeds. Also, this partly assam base just pairs very well with raspberry.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons (with sunflower seeds plucked out) // 20 min after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 2-3 min

Kittenna

I think I have some of this left too. I can’t say I was ever a fan of the sunflower seeds, and whatever tea I had recently that contained them definitely tasted stale, so I’ll also be picking them out next time. Rocky Road, I think it was.

tea-sipper

Yeah, but picking out the sunflowers made it seem like the same amount of stale anyway.

Fjellrev

Rocky Road! That’s the other blend that had sunflowers in it! Thanks, Kittenna. Was trying to piece that together the other day when I tried the Brownie Batter with Nut Butter Swirl.

And I agree, they seem to make a tea taste more stale or worn out.

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1759 tasting notes

Took this into work and forgot we had no milk. Dur!
It was ok… but nothing special. Definitely nutty, and just a tiny bit jammy. The consistency was pretty consistent with “pb&j” though, which was nice.
More experimentation needed!

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Adventaggedon Day 15 – Tea 2/6

Hello nostalgia my old friend! This is like a double whammy of nostalgia because not only is PB&J a super nostalgic flavour but the tea itself is also nostalgic because I remember the original of tea from years back! I see I only rated it a 70 so maybe I’ll have to go back and reread old tasting notes because I remember liking it a lot more.

There’s obviously some changes – I don’t think Anne works with sunflower seeds anymore. Personally, I’m a bit sad about that because I think they add such a lovely flavour, but I also completely understand the move away from them. The result here is a cup that, while nutty, is more focused on the delicious and jammy raspberry note which actually perfectly captures that “Smuckers Raspberry Jam” flavour that seems ripped right out of my elementary school life. The black tea is plucky and tannic, with a bready/grainy note that adds to the illusion as well!

It was an unexpected tea in this year’s advent, but I enjoyed it a lot!

Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI1bJQzAPNj/

52Teas

yeah, I made the decision to stop using sunflower seeds. I personally enjoyed the little bit that they added to the cup – a little bit of nutty flavor plus a hint of salt & it gave my nuttier teas a more authentic roasted nutty note but after hearing more than a few complaints about them, I decided I didn’t need them in the tea to make the tea yummy.

Roswell Strange

I agree – definitely a nice addition, but still a really great tea even without :)

tea-sipper

Oh I was thinking of this blend yesterday! Glad to see it has been reblended without sunflower seeds.

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2820 tasting notes

So Super Starling! and myself had a tea swap a couple of weeks ago, and then I got swept up into some intense work, and then a trip, and so I’m just getting around to logging the teas into my cupboard, and giving them a try!
I love peanut butter. I am a devotee of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So this was an exciting thing to find in the package!
I get nuts, I fully get nuts, but I’m not sure that I get peanuts. It tastes more like cashews and maybe almonds to me. The jam aspect is missing entirely, and the mouthfeel is not as thick or creamy as I was hoping for.
But there is something lurking in there, greatness is possible! I have a little more to tinker around with. and tinker I shall.
But many thanks to Super Starling! for letting me try!

Evol Ving Ness

My experience too. Disappointing because the name held such promise.

Super Starling!

I’ve found that if you over-leaf (about 1.5 times as much) and over-steep (about 1.5 times as long), it’s good. But still not as good as a peanut butter sandwich itself.

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, I’ll give that a try. Thanks.

I was thinking also that doing this half and half with one of DT’s over-sweetened and over-fruited teas might work. Might.

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4953 tasting notes

Not a huge fan of this tea; it was definitely nutty (peanuts, I’m not so sure), but the jam aspect was lacking for me. Perhaps I needed to steep longer to let the raspberries impart more flavour, but I was worried about the base. I also wasn’t overly fond of the base here, it wasn’t astringent, but it was a bit rougher than I would want it. I’m not drinking the tea right now, so I can’t come up with a good description, but perhaps it was missing some maltiness?

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