Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Garden
A "Raspberry" Green Tea
that Tastes a Bit Odd
Summary : Not a bad tea, but for me at least, the mixture
of raspberry and green tea isn't my favorite thing. On the other hand,
if you adore raspberries, I suspect you'll probably like this tea to
Review : After having two very good Celestial Seasonings
teas, one a green
tea and another one a raspberry
tea, I felt it was time to experiment with a "mix" of each.
You see, inside my green tea sampler box I had, I found a Raspberry Garden
Green Tea. This seemed intriguing, to say the least, so after my previous
two happy experiences with their teas, I felt it my "duty" to
give this tea a try.
I began to get my hopes up even more after taking a whiff of the teas
scent before brewing. The tea definitely had a strong scent of raspberry
- but it wasn't overpowering by any stretch of the imagination. And so,
even before trying, I thought perhaps this tea would be a "nice
mix" of raspberries and green tea.
This tea contains the following ingredeints : Green tea, hibiscus, blackberry
leaves, natural raspberry flavor with other natural flavors, roasted
chicory root, and raspberries.
Here is what Celestial Seasonings has to say about their Raspberry Gardens
Green Tea. "This wholesome blend features a luscious burst of raspberry
flavor to remind you of enjoying delicious fruit fresh from the garden.
remember the simple pleasures of a lazy, hazy summer day with a steaming
Yet, I was somewhat disappointed with the "end product", so
to speak. Why? Well, nowhere - and I mean nowhere - could you find even
a smidgen of taste of green tea. Yet, by the same token, I suspect the
green tea had enough effect on the raspberry ingredients to cause a "odd
Now, this raspberry taste wasn't awful, or even bad. Just different.
And one that wasn't my favorite, admittedly - probably all the more so
since raspberries are not my favorite thing to begin with.
Yet, I can speak too many bad things about this tea, beyond the lack
of any green tea taste. I do think that anyone who really likes raspberries
will like this tea to one degree or another. However, if you are searching
for a "green tea with a hint of raspberries," then you'll be
very disappointed in this tea. In many ways, this tea reminded me of
Zinger Herbal Tea with a bit different raspberry taste.
Recommendation : Yes, if you really like raspberries.
No, if you don't. Really, this tea reminded me of a raspberry herbal
tea - as you can't find the taste of green tea anywhere. And the raspberry
taste is a bit different, but not awful by any stretch either. So I give
it three stars.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Raspberry Gardens Green Tea
- Manufacturer : Celestial
- Available from :
Celestial Seasonings Tea at Amazon.com
- Type of Tea : Green
- Leaf Type : Bagged
- Date of Review : November 19th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Pour 1 cup of near
boiling (not actually boiling) water over the tea bag. Let brew
3-4 minutes. Do NOT let brew beyond 5 minutes, otherwise a bitter
taste awaits your future. I let the tea brew for 3.5 minutes
and I had no complaints.
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