GOOD GOD this tea is strong! The tart citrus flavor can be too much for me. I’m generally not a huge ice tea fan, but I think this one would be much better iced with lemonade as a few others have mentioned. When preparing it hot I literally only steep it for 1-2 minutes (which is weird for me considering I usually steep my tea for the whole time I drink it lol), which keeps it from being too overpowering. I do love the rose hips and it’s generally pleasantly flavorful if I don’t overdo it, but wow YEAH THE FIRST CUP KINDA KNOCKED ME OUTTA MY CHAIR.