Suki Tea – Raspberry Ruffle

Time for Tea Please?

I love a good black tea and I’m more than open to trying a flavoured black tea. Today I’m trying out Suki Tea and their Raspberry Ruffle tea.

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For this tea Suki blends black tea, cocoa shells, coconut flakes, freeze dried raspberry plus natural raspberry flavouring.

I’m certainly intrigued by the flavour combination and I like all the flavours individually but together ? We’ll have to wait and see.

Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed by an intense raspberry hit, it’s just yummy !

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Let’s get brewing!

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The aroma while brewing changes drastically from its dried state. Instead of the raspberry singing it’s now the turn of the coconut and cocoa to start singing.

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As to be expected with a black based tea, the brewed tea is of a dark brown in colour.

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First sip and I’m just not sure.

The flavour is very much a mixture of all the ingredients combined. However for me I just can’t taste the black tea enough or the raspberry. Considering the dry loose leaf aroma being intensely raspberry the sipping experience doesn’t pack that raspberry punch I was hoping it would. Especially as the tea is called raspberry ruffle. Hey maybe I’m just being picky!

The tea blend itself tastes a bit odd (just my opinion) and I’m not sure if it’s the coconut as Its not one of my top flavours. However from looking at my brewing picture there is a lot of coconut in it so maybe another brew would alter the flavour if less was in it.

After my first try I’m not 100% sold on it. Just please remember a tea sipping experience is unique and just because this tea doesn’t tick all my boxes it may just tick yours!

Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

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Aldi Infusions

Time for Tea Please?
With the festiviTEAs in full swing sometimes a cup of tea is all you need, for a minute of calm, as an alcohol alternative or just because!

Today in Aldi I spotted there Aldi infusions tea range which they on,y,bring out at this time of year. Two in particular caught my eye the raspberry Prosecco and winter spice. Perfect for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

Knightsbridge – Raspberry and Peach

Time for Tea Please?

The heatwave is in full swing and so I’m in search of a FruiTEA to help get me through it! Even better if it works or hot cold.

So today I’m trying Knightsbridge – Raspberry and Peach.

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This blend uses: Apple Pomace, Hibiscus, White Hibiscus, Blackberry Leaves, Chicory Root, Elderberry, Rosehip, Liquorice Root, Raspberry, Peach Juice & Natural Flavours.

A lot of ingredients for a tea named after just 2 of them!

Upon opening the tea box, you are instantly hit with a mixed sweet fruity aroma it almost reminds me of sherbet! Mmmmmm

Let’s get brewing!

The aroma while brewing is completely different gone is the sherbet and hello Peach Melba!

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Here’s hoping it tastes as good as it smells!

The brewed liquid is of a pinky orange tinge which was to be expected considering the ingredients within the blend.

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I always find with herbal fruit teas the longer the brew the richer the taste. So I tend to brew closer to the 5 minute mark then perfect temperature to get sipping.

First sip is delicately fruity!

I’m not really sure that you can individually taste the raspberries and peach but more a perfect blend of the two. Peach Melba in a mug, hey would it be weird to add a scoop of vanilla of ice cream to the mug?! Maybe another day! It’s a tea that stays the same taste through out the whole sipping experience which is always a bonus in my book. It’s not an overly strong punchy herbal tea but it is light and fruity.

Sometimes you just know when a tea will be just as nice cold and this is one of them, lots of ice and a slice of lemon and this would be the perfect summer cooler! Hey maybe the ice cream idea wasn’t so bad although. Au where one of you guys can try it first and report back !

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Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

Loyd – Strawberry and Raspberry

Time for Tea Please?

Today I’m trying Strawberry and Raspberry Tea by Loyd

As soon as I took the plastic wrapping off from round the box I could already smell the fruity aroma ! And yes I got a little bit excited by this !Β 

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While brewing the tea the aroma is amazing and water starts to instantly turn pink and deepens while it continues to brew. As you know the longer the better for me ! Though tea is unique so brew for as long as you want too , ideally 3-5 minutes but sometimes I like a fruity tea to have the teabag in for the whole time.Β 

For this tea I let it brew for 5 minutes before removing the teabag that way I knew I was going to get a nice strong flavour just as I like it πŸ™‚Β 

It was fruity in taste but not as strong in flavour compared to its aroma. The tea is certainly that of a red berry tea but neither the strawberry or raspberry is more prominent than the other. The after taste however is that of strawberry so no complaints from me !Β 

It was one of those teas that you could leave to drink hot and cold.Β It’s definitely worth a try πŸ™‚