Clipper Organic Berry Burst Tea Review

clipper organic berry burst tea review

Looking for a caffeine-free wake-up call? Clipper Organic Berry Burst might be just what you’re after. Today, I am reviewing this herbal fruity offering from Clipper Tea. If you’re new to the blog at Immortal Wordsmith, here’s what you can expect: an honest review, some affiliate links to purchase the tea, and extra info about the ingredients and brand.

This tea will soon be added to my Best Berry Tea list, so you can quickly compare it to Whittard’s Very Berry Crush, some offerings from Twinings, and many more. Let’s start sipping!

Clipper Berry Burst at a Glance

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  • Blend: Hibiscus, raspberry and blackcurrant with herbal ingredients and natural flavouring
  • Flavour: Intense and sharp berry tea with notes of redcurrants and hibiscus tartness

This tea is one hell of a shock! It comes on strong from the first sip with juicy notes of hibiscus and redcurrants mingling with a smooth texture. I love that it features organic ingredients too.

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Full Review – Clipper Berry Infusion

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  • Type: Tagged unbleached paper teabag
  • Ingredients: Hibiscus, rosehip, liquorice root, nettle leaf, orange peel, chicory root, blackcurrant, raspberry, natural blackcurrant flavouring, natural raspberry flavouring, natural lemon flavouring
  • Flavour Notes: Tart, sour, red berries, hibiscus, redcurrants
  • Aroma: Candied grapes, hibiscus, musty, redcurrant jelly
  • Milk or Lemon: None
  • Where to Buy: Amazon or UK supermarkets

I’m reviewing a single-wrapped teabag from Clipper, which has the same blend of ingredients whatever format you purchase the tea in. Ripping open the paper packaging, the initial aroma is quite subtle. It’s musty but with underlying sweetness. If you breathe deeply, you might find notes of candied grapes and tart hibiscus – delicious!

Once brewed into a maroon-magenta shade tea (brewing instructions below), Clipper Berry Burst infusion has a strong aroma of red currant jelly and hibiscus. Most berry teas use hibiscus to boost the berry scent and flavour like this.

As for the flavour… BAM! From the very first sip, this tea means business. It bursts into your mouth with intense notes of cheek-sucking-tart hibiscus, red berries and more specifically, redcurrants. The mixture of blackcurrants and raspberries in this tea is really creating that redcurrant sensation, despite no redcurrants included in the flavour.

The texture of the tea is super smooth with mid-thickness, adding to the quality of the drinking experience. Ultimately, this tea is a caffeine-free wake-up call with some serious oomph. I highly recommend it.

How to Brew Berry Burst Infusion

The instructions from Clipper are to dunk a single 2.5g teabag in 250ml of boiling water for three to five minutes. If you have a small teacup that holds 200ml of water, stick to the three-minute mark. For larger mugs that hold 250ml or more, try four minutes.

Give the tea a sip before brewing for five minutes, as it might be strong enough to blow your socks off already. I don’t think you’ll need any additional sweetness through honey or sugar. I’d also leave lemon to the side as well – the lemon flavouring does contribute to the bite of this tea already.

As this tea is caffeine-free, you can drink it after dinner or before bed without worry.

Why Clipper?

Clipper is a British tea brand that has a bit of an eco-friendly stance. They use unbleached teabags that are totally biodegradable. Around a decade ago, this was pretty unique. Today, however, it’s becoming more common, and Clipper certainly have competition in the eco-conscious tea niche.

Following Clipper on Instagram, I recently noticed that they redesigned their classic Snore and Peace Sleep Tea. But it wasn’t simply a design change on the front of the box – they no longer describe it as organic. Likely due to the raising inflation and cost of living, organic ingredients may need to be dropped to keep your regular cuppa at an affordable price. So, it’s nice to see that Berry Burst remains organic for the time being.

Taking a closer look at the ingredients within the plant-based teabag, you can see that they’re finely chopped. This allows the ingredients to infuse quicker. Unlike traditional tea (e.g. black tea, green tea, etc.) this isn’t necessarily a sign of poor quality.

The flavouring used in these teabags is all natural. Still, it’s always nicer if a tea doesn’t need added flavouring at all.


Overall, Clipper Berry Burst Infusion is a punchy, delicious tea with organic ingredients, natural flavours, and a bleach-free teabag. It’s one of the better berry teas I have reviewed, and it makes a perfect revitalising evening tea. You can find it on Amazon using the button below or link above. If you are in the UK, you can also find this tea at some supermarkets.

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Tea Recommendation

Hibiscus isn’t only used in berry-flavoured teas. Last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing Taylors of Harrogate Apple & Cinnamon Tea. It blends hibiscus with apple and mixed spices to create a comforting flavour. It reminds me of stewed apples, honey, and a little ginger warmth. Check that out next!

Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore is a quiet, quirky and creative “human bean” whose favourite pastime is curling up with a cuppa and a good book.

Over the past 5 years, her tea reviews at Immortal Wordsmith have helped thousands of readers choose vibrant tea blends and single origin selections from fine, organic, and responsible tea companies.

As a professional content writer with a qualification in digital marketing, Isobel has worked with market-leading tea brands around the globe to develop their content marketing campaigns and gain exposure. Her professional portfolio can be found on Upwork.

Besides a deep-rooted passion for tea, Isobel writes on topics ranging from food and travel to wellness and literature.

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