Champagne Infused White Raspberry Tea.
Of all the teas, White Tea has the most delicate flavor. Lightly dried and uncured, white tea leaves accept sweetening well. We carefully suffused a light champagne into the herbs and created a new tea blend that truly melds the freshness of safflowers, red raspberry and white wine champagne, while retaining its delicate original taste. Best enjoyed as an afternoon tea, our Champagne White Raspberry Tea is a gourmet's delight.
Amount of Water: 6 oz
Amount of Tea: 1 Flat teaspoon
Water Temperature: 180° F
Steeping Time: 4-8 Minutes.
Note: Do not use boiling water for Green and White teas as they will burn and create bitter flavors.
A good way to guess water temperature without a thermometer is to bring the water to a boil, and wait about 30 seconds (for White tea) or 60 seconds (for Green tea) before pouring over the leaves.
White tea,Safflowers,Red raspberry and White wine champagne
Champagne Infused Tea?? What an interesting idea! And why has no one done this before? I just received a fresh batch of samples today and a number of them sounded delicious, but the aroma of this one stole the show! The first word that came into my head when I initially smelled it was effervescent. The next thing that I noticed was that it smelled sweet and fruity. The aroma reminded me of a candy that I have had before. I had trouble pinpointing it for a bit and then it came to me...it smells kinda like the way Pop Rocks taste. It smells a little acidic yet sweet. The taste is of a decent quality white tea with with a touch of grape and a splash of champagne. While Red Leaf Tea describes this as being raspberry flavored, it tastes more like grape/muscat to me. The champagne flavor is fairly delicate, and it is more like notes of champagne if you pay attention. One thing to note is that I could taste more of the champagne nuances as this cup cooled. This also offered up a satisfying second infusion in which the white tea took centerstage. There was still a nice grapey backdrop, but just some glimmers of the champagne flavor made their way across my tongue. Overall, I am very impressed with this blend. This is most definitely one of the best white tea blends that I have had in a very long time and it already ranks amongst my favorites. I love the delicious grape/muscat (er, raspberry) flavor in this and I am pretty impressed with the white tea that Red Leaf uses in their white tea blends. It is of a very nice quality. Further, this gets substantial points for being innovative and unique. Kudos to the folks at Red Leaf Tea who came up with this blend as it is so nicely done and delicious.
Champagne Tea is a truly original tea offered by Red Leaf Tea, as part of their new wine tea lineup. This tea combines the flavors of white tea, raspberries, safflower petals, and champagne. This is a kind of tea you don’t see every day, so I jumped at the chance to sample and review this tea. The dry leaves actually do smell like champagne…perhaps I would have been able to pinpoint that champagne aroma had I not known this was a champagne-infused tea, but knowing that champagne is in the blend, I found the champagne aroma to be real and noticeable. The brewed tea is a tan-yellow color that emits a sweet fruity aroma. The flavor of this tea is really worth commending. It is sweet and hearty and refreshing all at once. What struck me most about this tea was how much the champagne flavor came through, as I have to admit I didn’t have very high expectations for a champagne flavor actually being very present. However, I could definitely taste a strong grape-like essence in this tea, even more so than the raspberry flavor, which, however, is sweet and pleasant in its own right. I think the white tea used was the perfect selection- it was not too weak that it was totally overwhelmed by the champagne and raspberry flavors, but nor was it so strong or nutty as to overpower the subtleties of the fruit and floral flavors. I infused the leaves a second time and found a slightly milder cup, although it was still plenty flavorful. I give accolades to Red Leaf Tea for successfully executing this tea. Many times I have encountered a tea that sounds good in theory but just doesn’t meet my expectations. This tea, however, exceeded my expectations. This is a tea I will be purchasing soon and one I would really recommend to anyone interested in expanding their tea horizons.
Vanessa -Teaviews.com -Reviewer
After browsing on Red Leaf Tea’s website, I came across this flavor and was instantly intrigued. I’ve been aware of wine and/or champagne flavored teas and have wanted to try one. Because Red Leaf Tea offers sample packages at reasonable prices (and free shipping!) I decided it was the opportunity I was looking for and placed my order. This is a very beautiful blend: long, light green leaves with silvery tips and delicate, snowy white down, blended with beautiful safflower blossoms. The flavor of this tea is so unique and complex, yet so very delicate. The raspberry is the most prominent flavor, but I can also detect notes from the champagne as well as the white tea. There is even a very faint sharpness from the safflower blossom. Because each flavor is extraordinarily light, no flavor overwhelms another, instead, the union of the flavors is quite harmonious on the palate.There is a very soft sweetness to this blend, but, I do recommend adding a small amount of sweetener to it. The flavors here are very delicate, and the sweetener (I used agave nectar) adds vibrancy to the tea. If you like white tea, I highly recommend trying this flavor, you might just fall in love with it as I have.
The Tea Guru (Stephanie)
When I heard that this tea was made by taking a white tea and then soaking it in champagne, i was intrigued. I couldn’t wait to try it. It sounded like a sensualist’s treat. I’m very pleased with the experience of smelling and drinking this tea. It feels luxurious.
The dry leaves smell so wonderful that I want to eat the leaves. They have a wonderful grape and light raspberry smell. The leaves themselves are typical white tea leaves but with a bit more green and a little less downy white than some white teas.
The scent of the dry leaves is excellently expressed in the fragrant brew along with a very light musk as one gets in some grape juices. It leaves a very pleasant aftertaste.
Carolyn - Reviewer - Steepster.com
Finally finishing up my sample of this – it’s surprisingly good for having spent several months in a clear plastic bag. Smooth, sweet, lightly grape-y. I can definitely taste the white tea base, which is impressive considering how little white tea I drink. I… might just have to buy more of this. Ooh, and apparently it’s on sale? $4/.8oz or $5.60/1.6oz This gets more and more tempting…
teabird - Reviewer - Steepster.com