This tea, along with the Salada Asian Plum tea which I have already reviewed, was gifted to us by a very dear person. I don’t hate fruity teas…but I am very particular about them, and usually prefer black teas to be infused with fruit than green or white, so maybe these are at a disadvantage already for me. Nonetheless, I do like fruity iced tea on occasion, so I thought I’d give this a whirl in that form. I hot-brewed it into a concentrate (4 tea bags to 1 quart of water) and added two teaspoons of honey (my iced tea pitcher is a half gallon size) and iced it down to fill the rest of the pitcher. While I can smell a sort of chemically fruit scent, reminiscent of Smarties or Sweet Tarts, it does not make itself felt in the taste. Mostly it tastes bitter and soapy. Green tea does not seem to be a main ingredient, or at least not anything that tastes like green tea. The bitterness is probably from the nettle and dandelion root, which, while admirable in their various health benefits, I have never found either one to taste good, and I’m not drinking this tea for my health. (I have a cabinet full of Traditional Medicinals teas for when I’m sick!) Even iced, I can’t seem to salvage this tea. We may have to toss it out like we did the Salada Asian Plum Tea. Alas.
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Soap