Review: BourgeaTEA Decaf Raspberry

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Thumbs up!"The aroma was floral, smoky, and boldly berry. I thought of it like the scent of a freshly warmed pie."
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BourgeaTea uses a Ceylon base for this fruity blend, which happens to be one of my favorite types of blacks. Although, one certainly couldn't smell it through the berry blast. Rounding out the blend were actual raspberry pieces. No mention of flavoring, but I assumed their was something to give it that pungent a scent. And what a delicious aroma it was. I was also happy to see that the blend was naturally decaffeinated using a CO-2 process. While it is now uncommon *not* to see decaf teas using CO-2, the mention is a worthwhile one.

There didn't appear to be any brewing recommendations on the BourgeaTea site, so I went with a bit above my usual Ceylon default. Usually, I brew a light black tea with boiling water for three minutes. With the fruit pieces, I went for four; 1 tsp worth in 8oz. Raspberries are stubborn suckers.

The blend brewed on the lighter end of the brown spectrum. The aroma was floral, smoky, and boldly berry. I thought of it like the scent of a freshly warmed pie. The taste muted a little bit, but still maintained a hold on its flavoring. There was a tart ring on the tongue after tasting. It was sweet, light, crisp, and nowhere near bitter or dry. I wish I tasted more of the Ceylon aspect, but at least it had the region's texture down. This is the perfect tea for a novice with a caffeine sensitivity. Or something to break out at a children's party.

— To purchase BourgeaTEA Decaf Raspberry, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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