I was a bit worried about this tea after reading the reviews and noticing a common theme amongst them: this tea tastes like grape. I love grapes. But, I’m not a fan of grape flavored things, I don’t like grape ice pops or candies or soft drinks, I’m not even crazy about grape juice although I’d prefer grape juice (or wine) over artificial grape flavored things. But I love Darjeeling and that note of muscatel, and I think I’ve even tried a grape flavored tea that I liked from Lupicia and… now that I think about it, even one from Den’s.
And when I opened the pouch, I could definitely smell the grape. Once brewed, yep… grape.
The flavor is indeed grape-like, but, I notice other flavors in there too. I notice an ever-so-faint note of oatmeal, and a brown sugar taste too. Maybe a hint of butter, but, I would like for the butter taste to be a little stronger. It definitely tastes more grape than raisin … which, of course, I realize that raisins are in fact grapes, but, when I bite into a raisin, it has it’s own distinct flavor.
It is a tasty tea, but, it just doesn’t really deliver the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie flavor. It is flavorful, and I will certainly enjoy it while I have it, but this isn’t Frank’s best attempt. I do look forward to trying the Red Hot Cinnamon Chai in the next day or two, though!