Raspberry Earl (Zhena's Gypsy Tea)

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It must be raspberry week here on Tea-Guy! This light bodied raspberry flavored Earl Grey blend from Zhena's Gypsy Tea is certified organic and fair trade as well as gluten and allergen free.

Quick Info

FAB* Rating 3/3/2
Company Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Blend Name Raspberry Earl
Blend Base Black Tea
Country of Origin India & Sri Lanka
Package Type Bagged
Price per Package $6.50
Quantity 22 round sachets
 
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

A lot of raspberry teas fall short when it comes to flavor. This Raspberry Earl tea from Zhena's comes in about average, but it might be because of the tea bags I was provided instead of the loose tea version.

Appearance wise, the tea comes in round paper sachets which appear to have rolled dust and fannings contained within. It's hard to get psyched when you don't have much of a visual to go on.

The tea brews a deep amber liquor (color) which certainly has its own appeal.

The aroma steps this blend up a notch providing a nice raspberry & bergamot blending with just a hint of citrus.

The flavor disappointed a bit with light astringency and by providing a flavor which was a bit more earl than raspberry. It was also lightly sweet, but my guage wants to say it's the combination of raspberry tartness and bergamot which gives me that impression.

This tea didn't have much of a tail as it wasn't perticularly bold and the sweetness softnes the usual finish of the earl grey blend.

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