On second steep, I really like this tea! I used the 1.5 tsp in a small teapot and let it steep a little bit longer and it came out perfect – not as strong as the first time. The raspberry is definitely there and comes out as the tea cools. The smell of raspberry also hits you nicely when you smell the tea before sipping. This yummy rich tropical tea warms me up and makes me think of the beach – perfect.