A fragrant berry patch comes to mind with the first sip of TFactor’s Red Raspberry black tea. The soothing blend joins hand-harvested black tea leaves with dried strawberry bits, rosehips and natural raspberry flavor to create an energizing, crimson brew. The tea is kept “farm fresh” in the re-sealable packet — each time the bag is opened, the deliciously sweet scent of fresh raspberries pours forth, as if opened for the first time. Red Raspberry delivers a cup full of body and a taste that exceeds regular fruit teas. A slightly nutty hint with faint undertones of spicy berries is revealed gradually, and even though the initial aroma is strong, the tea mellows out dramatically, creating an ideal beverage. Even if the tea bag is left in the mug, the brew does not take on a bitter taste. We recommend pairing this refreshingly subtle blend with a plate of crisp sugar cookies.