Summer is just made for mojitos so I was excited when Davids Tea brought out the cocktail collection a while back only to be disappointed when my local store had sold out in days and only had gift packs left. On a recent trip to pick up some other teas, I noticed the canister on the counter and they said that they had been sent some stock with a recent delivery so I finally got to try it. In my head, Raspberry Mojito is not meant to be hot, so I have only tried this as an iced tea.
Raspberry Mojito Ingredients and Steeping Instructions
Ingredients: Apple (apple, citric acid), raisins, hibiscus blossoms, carrot, beetroot, peppermint, lime, raspberries, rose petals, natural and artificial strawberry flavouring.
Steeping Instructions: 1-2 perfect spoons per 16 oz water (10 oz for iced tea) of near boiling (194℉ – 203℉ or 90℃ – 95℃) water for 4-7 minutes.
Would someone please take away their apple supply? DavidsTea seems obsessed with adding apple to everything lately. More artificial flavouring in this one too and large chunks of fruit so a perfect spoon doesn’t really work for measuring. I dumped my 20g sample bag into a teapot with 28 oz of water.
Sadly, this is not very Raspberry Mojito like. The carrot seems to come through even more than the apple. Something I know others experienced too. It had a bit too much tartness from the hibiscus and not enough mint.
It smells amazing and the raspberry scent and red colour are there, but it just did not come through as well in the tea. There is a slight coolness in the aftertaste from the mint but not enough to take away from the hibiscus-carrot-apple blend. There is also something slightly medicinal about it.
I really wanted to love it, maybe 6 minutes was too long for steeping, plus it is hard to get the amounts right with the huge chunks of fruit that do not fit in a perfect spoon.