My mission to reduce my caffeine intake is proving successful. I seem to be on a roll at the moment trying various fruit and herbal teas. I am particularly keen to try fruit teas especially now that the summer is fast approaching. One of my favourite fruits has to be raspberries so when I saw a box of Clipper raspberry leaf infusion tea it had my name on it.
I liked the three tone colour of the packaging. The warm inviting tea cup to the front with the raspberries just made me want to grab my kettle. The tea is made from organic ingredients and contains raspberry leaf, hibiscus, nettle, rose hip, natural raspberry flavouring with other natural ingredients. There is a note under the ingredients list about seeking medical advice before drinking the tea if pregnant, and that it should be avoided in the early stages of pregnancy. On opening the box I was greeted by a sealed foil package inside this were the teabags. I was immediately hit by the aroma of what I would describe as a strong fruit tea. It was slightly sweet but I wouldn’t describe it as being raspberry.
I placed my teabag in my teacup and added the hot water. It didn’t take long for the tea to infuse with the hot water. The tea produced a deep pink / purple colour. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. There was a delightful aroma coming from my teacup. I didn’t need to do my close up sniff test to smell this. I would describe this as a fruity summer fruits smell, but not that of raspberries.
On sipping the tea I was again hit by the aroma coming from this tea. I would describe the flavour as being like a warm summer fruits squash but with a predominant flavour of blackcurrant. I thought this was a tad strange. As we like to share our tea at work I asked my work colleague to describe the flavour and they thought it tasted of blackcurrant. The tea was certainly warm and comforting as I sipped it. If I’m honest I felt a tad disappointed that the tea didn’t taste as raspberries as I expected. That said I really enjoyed this fruit tea from its aroma through to it’s comforting soothing effect.
So would I recommend this raspberry leaf infusion tea, yes I would. It is a nice comforting soothing tea which has a delightful aroma and a nice fruity taste. So thank you Clipper for producing a nice fruit tea that I will indeed be buying again.