This was one of a few tea’s I bought in the sample travelers tin when I first discovered The Republic of Tea. It made me fall in love with them and their tea at first sip! Even my mother, self proclaimed as “not a tea person” tasted this and was wowed! The blackberry adds just the right hint without being too strong, and the sage adds a nice earthy flavor to balance the fruit. I have not tried this iced, only hot. I steep 5 minutes (to make decaf I steep in a tiny bit of hot water for 60 seconds, dump, then steep a full cup for the 5 minutes). This is using the full leaf, another thing I have come to love. I typically like my hot tea on the sweet side going with 3 grams of sugar (i.e. 3 sugar packets) to my tea cup of about 14 or 15 oz. For me this is the money zone!