I decided to make this after my failed chai and it did not improve my mood (also ladybugs faking death on your nightstand doesn’t help). Opening the bag was like being hit with a raspberry, which is totally acceptable, because it smells amazing.
First steep: I steeped it for 3 minutes and it hardly tastes like oolong. It tastes like it’s trying but it’s just overwhelmingly raspberry, but not a good kind of flavor. Kind of artificial.
Second steep: Upped it to 4 minutes. SO MUCH BETTER. This is how I like a flavored oolong. The oolong is there, and the raspberry fits in much better now. It’s a green oolong, and I get more of a vegetal taste from it, not much in the way of floral notes, although they could just be hiding with the raspberry flavor.
I wish it tasted more like real raspberries, but considering I basically bought this for $2.50 I am not going to complain too much.