A note about smell first, I guess. The dry tea leaves have a slightly fruity smell, but the brewed tea doesn’t smell like much of anything. Doesn’t really bode well for the taste, but I could be wrong.
Tasting it really hot, it doesn’t taste like much of anything either. It’s got a slight berry flavour, but I think it’s more from the leaves of the plant than the fruit, it’s got that sort of taste to it. I really wish it were a stronger fruit flavour, it’s bearable but not really much of anything as it is. I’m going to wait for it to cool off a little bit and taste again and maybe the flavour will be stronger. Mostly it just tastes like mediocre black tea right now.
Cooled down, the flavour is slightly stronger, but still nothing to write home about. This one might be better sweetened and iced, for those who like iced tea (I don’t). The berry taste seems to stand out more the cooler it gets. Still not as strong as I would like though, and the leaves carry more strongly than the berry flavouring.