I never really cared for the dryness and texture of an actual oatmeal raisin cookie, so this tea is a great alternative. I shared a cup of this tea with my Dad, he thought it was “alright”, but he clearly wasn’t crazy about it. I suppose it’s not for everyone. In my opinion, the cookie flavors mix in such a lovely way over the black tea base. I imagine it would taste amazing with a touch of brown sugar, and maybe some milk, but I really enjoyed it as is and didn’t want to mess with good thing. Best of all, I got a solid 2 steeps out of the leaves. I’m glad I bought an oz of this rather than just a sample.