This was a very exciting blend to see in the advent calendar (and I’m only just getting around to trying it months later – lots of time for anticipation). I taste a bit of soda essence, though it’s milder than in the crisp cranberry blend. I also taste the deep fruitiness of the pomegranate. I taste mainly green rooibos, which is my favorite herbal base. I actually enjoyed my second/final serving of this more since it seemed a lot more soda-like, and the fruitiness was lighter. I’d totally drink this again, though I’d still pick the cranberry version first.