Raspberry Beret Black Tea

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bread, Candy, Lemon, Malt, Raspberry, Smooth, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Hot, this really didn’t have much flavor. I added milk and let it cool, and now I’m enjoying it more. The berry is still pretty subtle, but the black tea is really high quality and tasty with milk....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! Last tiny bit of this is for VariaTEA to try. Sadly this one was never as awesome as i wanted to to be as i generally really love Anne’s fruit flavours. It was tasty but nothing to die...” Read full tasting note
    71
  • “(52teas (Anne) 2022: 68) This wasn’t quite as flavourful as the previous cup, but I managed to both correctly infuse this (and Golden Yunnan Whiskey Sour) AND drink them at the perfect temp for me...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “This tea is so cute! I’m a sucker for sprinkles, especially purple heart shaped sprinkles. I added a bit of honey, and I wish I didn’t because it made the cup a bit too sweet. It is a really nice...” Read full tasting note
    82

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Tea of the Week for February 1, 2021!

Our Second Tribute Tea to Prince!

I’ve wanted to create a “Raspberry Beret” tea as a tribute to Prince for quite some time – actually, since his death in April, 2016. That year, I did create “When Doves Cry” (my favorite Prince song) – but I haven’t crafted another Prince tribute tea – and it’s about time I did.

But I was not sure what I wanted to put into the Raspberry Beret tea. Of course, raspberries – but what else? I wanted something amazing for the amazing artist that inspired me in my teenage years. So I put the idea aside until I found the right flavor combination.

Move on to a few months ago – when I was working on my upcoming tea menu – while also attempting to consider my inventory so that when I arrive in my studio, ready to work, I have the ingredients I need to create the tea I want to create. (This doesn’t always work out – but I do try!) One tea that I’ve been thinking about creating for some time is one that utilizes the aroma notes of one of my favorite fragrances as the flavor profile for a tea. That fragrance: Pink Sugar. It has notes of raspberry, lemon, cotton candy & caramel. I thought those flavors would make a stunning tea, am I right? (As I sit here, sipping this tea, I can assure you that I am totally right!)

But I didn’t want to call the tea “Pink Sugar.” Then – a lightbulb moment – all of the sudden – I’ll call it Raspberry Beret! It’s the perfect flavor profile for my tribute tea for Prince.

This blend starts with Pettiagalla Black Tea – a single estate Ceylon black tea grown in the Dimbula area. I decided upon this particular Ceylon for this blend because it has a smooth, mellow flavor that is not too aggressive – yet brisk enough to not allow itself to hide behind the flavors I’ve chosen for this tea. Then I added a bit of cotton candy essence & caramel essence as well as raspberries & lemons. For my final touch, I added some vegan & gluten-free purple heart sprinkles because – Prince!

The tea has a bright raspberry flavor with lemon-y notes. The cotton candy notes are in the background – with a hint of caramel-y undertones. The black tea has a crisp, mild flavor. Really lovely, I’m quite happy with this tribute to the artist that created the soundtrack to my teenage years. Oh – and it’s VEGAN, gluten-free & nut-free!

Also – there will be very limited quantities of this tea – so grab it while you can!

ingredients: sprinkles (sugar, maltodextrin, rice bran oil, spirulina extract, color & glazing agent)

organic ingredients: black tea, raspberries, lemons & natural flavors

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8 Tasting Notes

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2385 tasting notes

Hot, this really didn’t have much flavor. I added milk and let it cool, and now I’m enjoying it more. The berry is still pretty subtle, but the black tea is really high quality and tasty with milk. I tried it again refrigerated without milk, and I can taste the raspberry better, but the black tea doesn’t have as much of a presence. So this is one that I have a tough time making work perfectly for me.

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15147 tasting notes

Sipdown! Last tiny bit of this is for VariaTEA to try. Sadly this one was never as awesome as i wanted to to be as i generally really love Anne’s fruit flavours. It was tasty but nothing to die for.

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(52teas (Anne) 2022: 68)

This wasn’t quite as flavourful as the previous cup, but I managed to both correctly infuse this (and Golden Yunnan Whiskey Sour) AND drink them at the perfect temp for me (hot enough to feel warm on the way down, but no burning at all). I want more raspberry here, but it was still pretty good.

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This tea is so cute! I’m a sucker for sprinkles, especially purple heart shaped sprinkles. I added a bit of honey, and I wish I didn’t because it made the cup a bit too sweet. It is a really nice candied raspberry flavor though! Just a hint of lemon, which I’m guessing would be more distinct if I didn’t add the honey.

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Sipdown! (34 | 164)

I just opened this one the other day, but am finishing it off already…

I do really like it, it reminds me of that Fruity Candy Crush tea that Anne did a few months ago, and I liked that one too. This has a nice mix of candy raspberry with lemon, so it’s still a fruity candy tea as far as I’m concerned. The flavoring is rather subtle, which I like.

Just a yummy, mellow raspberry lemonade sort of tea with a decent black base. I’m not really getting the listed cotton candy or caramel, but I’m okay with that! Bye-bye, nice tea…

Flavors: Bread, Candy, Lemon, Malt, Raspberry, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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