This is a favourite tea of mine, especially in the summer. Dry the leaves smell good enough to eat, and I agree with the other reviewer that said they want to carry it around to smell all the time!
Brewed it loses some of the scent. And hot, yeah it isn’t the best hot. I find it slightly bitter and not overly cherry. But if you pour it over ice? Suddenly this tea becomes the most amazing iced tea I’ve had since they discontinued Through the Grapevine. I find it perfect with just a hint of agave in it, but drinking it black on ice is still lovely.
If you didn’t like this one first time around, I beg you to try it on ice. It really does make it an entirely new tea. (Which is something I’m finding of a lot of whites from David’s, actually.)