Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: T2
Raspberries combined with green oolong tea create a wonderfully fragrant and intense yet delicate flavor.
Learn more about this tea here.
I had the strangest craving for a fruit tea today which is rather rare! I think it’s the snow outside that is making me crave sunshine and fresh fruit. I wasn’t expecting this tea to have such a strong scent. It smells just like a tart raspberry.. almost a little bit on the verge of a raspberry candy. I can even spot pieces of dried raspberry hidden amongst the pretty green oolong.
Sipping… ah, this tea is lovely and so fresh. I first taste the raspberry which seems to have the perfect balance of tart and sweet notes. What I love about it is that it’s not artificial, but seems like a true juicy raspberry flavor. The oolong comes gliding in after the berry with a smoother character to round out the tartness. I think this oolong on its own would be a little on the boring side. It’s a bit bland and doesn’t have many different flavors as other oolongs do. It seems like the main event in this tea is the raspberry and not so much the oolong, though. As far as letting the raspberry have center stage, this oolong is perfect.
I’m very impressed with this raspberry tea and think that it would be even better iced during the summer! If you’re a raspberry and oolong fan, I suggest you pick this up next time you’re making an order with T2. It’s bright, refreshing and a pleasant change from other fruity teas out there.