This isn’t a bad tea at all. The scent on opening the sachet is amazing. Sweet raspberry candy, with a grassy undertone from the green tea. It’s actually almost mouthwatering. I let the water cool to about 180 before adding my infuser, and was rewarded with the best smelling cup I’ve encountered in a long time. Unlike with a lot of flavoured greens, it’s the raspberry that’s most prominent, rather than the green tea base. It smells just as good as it does dry, and that’s quite rare in my experience.
To taste, this is just as good. The green tea base is very light and delicate. I gave this about 2.5 minutes to brew, and the liquor was still a very pale golden-yellow colour. It’s barely detectable to taste, except for the slight grassy sweetness it adds to the aftertaste, which complements the sweet raspberry flavouring wonderfully. The raspberry is a bit artificial tasting — more like dried and sweetened, or candied, raspberry than fresh. I don’t mind that, though, as it’s reminding me of the raspberry cupcake my favourite bakery used to make before it closed last year. This would make a wonderful dessert tea. I may take the rest to work next week, for those afternoon sweet cravings. If it lasts as long as next week, anyway! Lovely stuff.