Review: Organic Raspberry Nectar Tea

The Organic Raspberry Nectar blend from DavidsTea is caffeine-, gluten- and lactose-free.  The packaging and website describe it as a “light, fresh and delectable” tea with raspberries, honeybush, lemongrass and citrus flavour.

The description on the DavidsTea website calls this a “dessert tea”, though I’m not sure that I would agree with that designation.  It has quite a strong flavour, with definite notes of raspberry and lemongrass and something else I can’t quite identify – while this is a herbal tea, I don’t find it soothing or mild, which is what I prefer in the evenings or after meals.  I would rather drink a rooibos or pekoe blend, without the sharp fruity taste.  YMMV.

Nonetheless, soothing properties aside, it is very tasty, and smells fantastic both dried and steeped.  If it came in a perfume, I’d totally wear it.

The instructions on the tin say to use 1.5 teaspoons per cup and to steep for 5 to 7 minutes in boiled water.  I tend to make this tea in the Perfect Tea Mug, which is slightly larger than the rest of my mugs, so I find that 2 teaspoons steeped for about 7 minutes works a bit better.

I bought this from a retail location of DavidsTea, but they do also sell it online here in their online store.  Unfortunately, DavidsTea does not list any information about international (outside of Canada) shipping or their shipping rates on their website.

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