I had previously tried this as a hot tea.
Big mistake. The flavouring added comes across as artificial, and because the oolong base is not very good quality… it ends up being a poor cup of tea.
However – I decided since I have 50g of this to play with.. hopefully I can find some way to like it! And I did!
I sun-steeped 6 tsp in 4 cups of water. After a day of this, I popped it in the fridge… though first having a few sample sips. YUCK. It didn’t really have any raspberry flavour and a really weird oolong taste. So I decided I would just stick it in the fridge and maybe remember it later.
two weeks later… oh hey. Look what I found. Raspberry oolong! takes a sip Delicious! This is great! Slightly creamy with a fresh raspberry taste. What happened to the artificial flavour?… it’s disappeared! Now it is all fresh raspberry with a creamy oolong refreshing aspect. Overall a very refreshing iced tea. It just takes a LONG time to taste good.
That being said… maybe I should start my next batch as it appears it takes a long time to taste good and the sun is supposed to be making appearances for the next week! YAyyy!
The reason I am keeping the rating lower is due to the time it takes to make a good iced tea version (obviously a day to two days steep does not cut it).. and because it tastes very artificial when hot.