I’ve always struggled to pick up baked good notes in teas, and this one’s no exception. There’s nothing particularly reminiscent of cookies, oatmeal or otherwise. And while there is some sweetness to the tea, it’s nothing I would’ve identified as raisin.
What I did get from this tea is cinnamon, and lots of it. Too much, in fact. I like cinnamon well enough, but this veered perilously close to Red Hots territory – at least in the first steep (3 minutes); it was down to an acceptable level by the second (5 minutes).
The base seemed pretty standard. I don’t have much to say about it either way, although I did get a hint of bitterness from my first steep. I wish I’d liked this one more, but I’m very glad to have had a chance to sample it since it’s a blend I’d been curious about for some time. Thanks for the sample, Fuzzy_Peachkin!