Doing this iced.
Steep time: 4 Tbsp. initially for 3 ½ – 4 hours, followed by an additional 1 ½ Tbsp. to continue to steep overnight.
Scent: Floral and citrusy, with additional fruity tones- acai, berries, pineapple; rose scent, slight tint of hibiscus and orange.
Doing this as a first taste, the night before, after about seven to eight hours steeping.
Not much flavor in the initial sips. Slightly tart flavor in the back of the throat. Continued drinking produces a delightful mix of berry and citrus flavors; with an as yet unidentifiable undertone- it is fruity though. The flavors are light still, just barely there, yet still intense. Sweet and tangy, with a hint of floral tones at the end of sip, and in the aftertaste. Slightly bitter at the back of the throat and in the aftertaste. Probably the hibiscus. I like it though, sweet, yet with that nice tart ending. Will have to get used to the end taste. On the second try, I will add a little sugar (natural raw); see if that intensifies the sweetness enough to balance out the tartness. Slight reanalysis: slightly sweet and floral tones at the end might be the acai and the rose petals. Will have to see with the second tasting.
First rating, about 60-65 out of 100