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Hello everyone. Today I thought it would be fun to take a look at an herbal infusion that I have only just recently tried myself. Raspberry Lavender Tea.
I am not normally a huge berry tea fan but this one really stuck out with its floral and tangy flavor. So let’s break it down and take a look at this herbal infusion.
What Is Raspberry Lavender Tea? Raspberry and Lavender tea is an herbal infusion that delivers the floral minty flavor of lavender with the tart, berry flavor of raspberry to give you a wonderful.
For those of you who are just looking for a good raspberry and lavender tea to try check out Positively Tea Company Organic, Loose Leaf Raspberry Lavender Herbal Tea, available on Amazon.
For everyone who wants a little more information on this fantastic herbal blend, Read on For a look at the flavor profile, how to make a cup, and some of the related questions about raspberry lavender tea.
What Does Lavender And Raspberry Tea Taste Like?
My blend had hibiscus and lemon peel as added flavors which might make the overall taste a bit different from yours. Hibiscus has a raspberry flavor to it and is a common way of getting that tart berry flavor in your Lavender And Raspberry Tea.
The Lavender Flavor Is The Heart Of The Tea
The lavender tends to dominate the overall flavor of this herbal infusion. It will depend on the balance of the ingredients to a certain extent but the floral slightly minty lavender is the base for this herbal tea.
A Nice Berry Flavor
The raspberry flavor is a little bit more subdued than it is when you first smell this herbal blend. It comes through in the flavor but I feel like it is secondary to the lavender.
A lot of this has to do with the balance of the blend. I suspect that adding more raspberry flavor from berries pieces or hibiscus leaves that have a raspberry-like flavor might increase the overall flavor of the raspberry in this herbal blend.
With A Slight Tanginess
The tangy flavor comes primarily from the raspberry and hibiscus that was present in my blend. As mentioned, it is very rare to find a raspberry lavender tea with no other flavors blended in.
So this slight tangy flavor might not be present unless there is a bit of hibiscus flavor as part of the overall flavor profile.
The rest of the tangy flavor comes from the raspberry flavor itself. In fact many people tend to associate hibiscus with a raspberry flavor. Which is why hibiscus is often found in raspberry lavender tea.
Slightly Bitter And Earthy
As with most flower herbal teas there is a slightly earth and mildy bitter flavor to the herbal infusion.
The raspberry flavor tamps down this bitterness quite a bit and it might not be that noticeable to many drinkers.
At any rate, it doesn’t really affect the overall flavor of the tea. The earthy flavor comes from the lavender and, like the bitterness, is pretty subdued and not overly noticeable.
However, I tend to taste the bitterness and earthy flavor when I drink tea so I thought it would be a good idea to mention it in this flavor profile.
A Slight Citrusy Flavor
This will differ depending on what brand you choose to drink. If you make it from scratch without lemon peel it will not have these citrusy notes.
The tea that I made had lemon peel and as a result you get these subtle citrus flavors throughout the tea. However they are not one of the main flavors as the lavender and raspberry still dominate the herbal infusion.
The Aroma Of Raspberry And Lavender Tea
The aroma of lavender and raspberry tea is quite pungent. The loose leaf tea has a sweet berry aroma that you can smell the second you open up the bag.
The tea that I used had hibiscus and lemon peel as part of the blend and you can get a slight citrusy aroma from the tea as well.
The lavender aroma is certainly present but it is more subdued due to the raspberry aroma taking center stage for this herbal blend. The taste is really where the lavender shines.
One last thing I want to add about the aroma is that it is much more pungent and pronounced than the taste. It is still a rich flavor but that aroma is something else.
How To Make Raspberry Lavender Tea
You can find packaged versions of this herbal blend. The first time I tried it came as part of my Simple Loose Leaf Tea subscription box, available on Amazon.
The packaged versions tend to have other flavors infused with them that attempt to bring out the raspberry flavor a little bit more.
If you are interested in a packaged version of this tea try Positively Tea Company Organic, Loose Leaf Raspberry Lavender Herbal Tea, available on Amazon. It is a quality lavender raspberry tea blend and should satisfy even the most discerning tea drinkers.
If you want a DIY tea then check out my little recipe below…
Raspberry Lavender Tea Recipe
- 1 tsp of loose leaf lavender flowers
- 1/2 teaspoon of hibiscus flowers
- 1/2 teaspoon red raspberry leaf tea
- 10oz Spring Water
- Steep For 5 Minutes @ 190°F
Typically packaged versions of this tea tend to add raspberry flavor to the blend. But for homebrew, I think it’s best to just stick with basic ingredients and not try to infuse flavor into your tea leaves.
It would be like trying to infuse your black tea with the oil of bergamot for earl grey. It is certainly doable but it is so much easier to just buy a good loose-leaf earl grey.
As a result, you get a nice blend of flavors and it is as simple as mixing 3 loose leaf teas into this blend.
This recipe is for a single cup bit for the most flavorful option mix the ingredients in larger quantities and let it sit in a tea tin to allow the flavors to mingle and blend well before you put them in a cup.
Benefits Of Lavender Raspberry Tea
Like many other herbal and true tea, this herbal blend has a lot of potential benefits going for it.
Green tea is pretty much the king of healthy tea, as far as the general public is concerned but many herbal teas offer just as much benefit as a good cup of green tea.
Here a just a few of the amazing benefits that lavender tea and raspberry tea offer, particularly raspberry leaf tea.
- Lavender Tea Aids Digestion
- Lavender Tea Can Help Reduce Stress
- Anti-Bacterial Properties
- Lavender May Help Strengthen Immune System (source)
- Raspberry Leaf Tea Is A Good Source Of Potassium
- Raspberry Leaf Tea May Aid In Lactation Support
- Reduces Inflammation
- May Help With Bloating
- Rich In Antioxidants
- Lavender Oil may aid in respiratory function (source)10
Just about any herbal is going to be a pretty good source of anti-oxidants and this is probably the biggest benefit that you are going to get in any cup of herbal tea.
Be aware that most of the benefits are still being researched quite heavily so things can certainly change as science gets a better understanding of the individual herbal teas.
I think the big takeaway here is that herbal teas like raspberry lavender tea are a great way to get some health benefits out of your beverages and they taste great to boot. It’s a win-win.
Here is a small selection of frequently asked questions about this herbal tea. These tend to be some of the more common inquiries so I thought it would be prudent to leave them at the end here.
Does Lavender and Raspberry Tea have Sugar, Carbs, or Calories?
This herbal tea is naturally calorie, carbohydrate, and sugar-free. As long as you do not add anything to it like sweeteners or cream it will not add any calories into your daily routine. This makes it great for a wide variety of diets and lifestyles.
Does Lavender Raspberry Tea Break a Fast?
Raspberry and lavender tea will not break you fast since it has negligible calories. It is a great replacement for water during your fasting windows although water should still be the main liquid during your fasts.
Is It Keto Friendly?
Yes, most herbal teas, including this one, fit very well into a keto diet because they have no carbs to speak of. Super low carb diets have a pretty slim allowance for beverages so adding tea to your keto diet can inject a little flavor.
Does It Have Caffeine?
Lavender Raspberry Tea is not really a tea. Meaning it doesn’t come from the Tea plant. Both lavender and raspberry are caffeine-free on their own and the same when you blend them. Adding black or green tea will add caffeine to the mix, however.
The Lavender Raspberry Tea Finish
That brings us to the end of our look at lavender and raspberry tea. This was a new flavor for me and to my surprise I really enjoyed it.
I never would have tried it had it not been included in my Simple Loose Leaf tea subscription box, available on Amazon. It just goes to show how valuable one of these tea subscriptions can be for finding interesting new flavors of tea to try.
I have gone so far as to pick up a larger bag of it for anytime I need a little berry tea to add a little flavor to my day.
I hope this has inspired you to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.