I picked this up on the recommendation of a friend who works at Teavana when I told her I was looking for an oolong. The associate mentioned that they grow the tea plants next to raspberry plants to infuse with the aroma while it is growing. The ingredients listed on the Teavana website are oolong tea and artificial flavoring. When you open the bag, there is a definite raspberry scent, but it’s not sickly artificial like Adagio’s Raspberry Green (eugh). I thought we were off to a good start.
I made it iced, so I used five heaping teaspoons of tea for 500ml water.
It’s an all right oolong. The “raspberry and strawberry notes” don’t come through at all.
At $18/2 ounces, the less-than-extraordinary flavor, and having to load up the Breville with so many leaves to prevent it from being too weak… I don’t think I’ll buy this one again.