I added a box of this tea to my fiancee’s birthday basket last year. He loves green tea, and enjoys a cheap cup the same as an expensive one, so I figured we’d try it. He loves it, and is always happy when I make him a cup of this. This is my first time trying it. The dry teabag unfortunately has that artificial, chemical smell just underneath the pomegranate aroma. I also thought it was odd that the instructions listed on the box said to use boiling water, which I’m doing even though I know it’s wrong. The steeped tea smells like very tart hibiscus, yuck. There’s a bland fruit flavor that is immediately followed by a really icky, musty artificial taste that lingers. I tried adding some sweetener, which actually helped a lot, but I can still taste the chemical taste at the end. It does diminish a little as it cools. I actually find it really funny that my fiancee loves this tea so much, bless his heart!
-Teabag smells like strong artificial pomegranate. Tea liquor aroma is of tart hibiscus.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy pinkish red color.
-Bland fruit flavor with a musty artificial finish and aftertaste.
-Best with sweetener.
-Fair tea. Nice pomegranate flavor with an unfortunate strong musty and artificial note.