This tea was my go-to tea of the summer. I drank it hot, and iced. My store ran out before I got more, but they disassembled their ‘summer collection’ boxes and I bought all the perfect pear they had. It is a wonderful tea. If it is steeped too long it gets quite tart, but only if it is steeped in hot water. I find if I cold steep it, it doesn’t get to that bitter/tart point whatsoever.