Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger
A Raspberry Lovers Delight
Summary : Well, where to start. How about this...if
you like raspberries, then this tea is for you. If you don't like raspberries,
then this tea isn't for you. Simple, huh?
Review : Raspberries, to be truthful, aren't my favorite
fruit around. They aren't bad...but I won't kill someone for them either.
I do like raspberries "straight off the vine", although I personally
will take huckleberries over raspberries any day of the week.
Still, I happened to find myself with a fruit sampler box from Celestial
Seasonings that happened to contain their Raspberry Zinger Herbal Tea.
This is how Celestial Seasonings advertises this tea as : "Here's
a bushel of fresh raspberry flavor zapped with the goodness of hibiscus
and rosehips. This tea's taste is so exciting, it's hard to believe its
ingredients have been popular for centuries. First enjoyed by ancient
Romans and Greeks, rosehips were also a food source for Native Americans
and pioneers. Hibiscus flowers grow in tropical climates and have long
been used in ice cream, wine, jam and natural dyes. In fact, hibiscus
flowers and rosehips give this tea its ruby red color."
This Raspberry Tea contains the following ingredients : Hibiscus, rosehips,
roasted chicory root, blackberry leaves, orange peel, natural raspberry
flavor with other natural flavors, lemon grass, raspberries, raspberry
leaves, and citric acid.
Now, tea manufacturers have been known to "stretch" things
a bit, in my learned opinion. However, there is no false advertising
here. This tea has a strong, and I do mean strong, raspberry
And the color of the tea is indeed a deep ruby red. It is actually quite
pretty, especially if you drink it in a clear tea cup. Combine this with
its pleasant raspberry aroma and, presto, you have a tasty and memorable
Overall, I'll confess, I was impressed with this tea, as it comes very
close to setting out what I suspect Celestial Seasonings hoped to accomplish
- creating a tea that tastes remarkably similar to what a raw raspberry
tastes like right off the vine.
Recommendation : Yes. If you love raspberries, I believe
you'll love this tea. I personally don't love raspberries, but yet I'm
giving this tea 4 stars simply because this tea tastes amazingly close
to raspberries straight off the vine.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Raspberry Zinger Herbal Tea
- Manufacturer : Celestial
- Available from :
Celestial Seasonings Tea at Amazon.com
- Type of Tea : Herbal
- Leaf Type : Bagged
- Date of Review : November 19th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Pour 1 cup boiling
water (for Celestial teas, 1 cup = 8 ounces) over the tea bag.
Steep for 4-6 minutes.
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