Raspberry is a flavored black tea with the classic taste that will remind you of this delicious red fruit. Good hot or iced.
The raspberry tea that we offer is not to be confused
with raspberry leaves tea that is really not a tea but an herbal infusion that
has no caffeine. Our raspberry black has black tea leaves that have a high
caffeine content. Many doctors advise during pregnancy not to have any
caffeine. On the other hand some doctors recommend the raspberry leaves to help
during pregnancy to reduce morning sickness and other benefits during labor.
and stories about RASPBERRIES
Raspberries date back to prehistoric times and there
is debate when the fruit was first mentioned. The best story is back to Helen
of Troy in the country which is now Turkey. Most people will remember the two lovers
of opposing families that ended with the famous Trojan Horse. A little like the
William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliette. In the 16th century it was
recorded in a journal of Herbal Medicine in England and the first cultivation was
around the 19th century in Europe and North America. Major producers
now include the USA, Russia, Chile and Germany.
There are over 200 hundred species of raspberries but
only two types that are now cultivated. Although the most common one is a burgundy
red it does come in other colors from a white to a black. It is a fruit that is
delicious and practically melts in your mouth. With a taste that is a
combination of sweetness yet has a sharp impact on the palate when they burst in your mouth with a lingering
Many health claims that are linked to raspberries
include prevention of cancer & infections, weight loss, reducing wrinkles and
improving the immune system because of their high level of antioxidants.
Most people however eat them just for the taste as raw
fruit, in jams and preserves, drinks and on cereals to help with diets. One of
the best fruits that freezes well and still good when regardless of the ripeness.