I had this as an iced tea on a hot day. I feel as a hot tea it would probably be too sweet. It was a little on the weak side (taste wise- sweetness was there) even though I doubled the amount. I couldn’t figure out the taste I was gettting from it (something familiar & yummy), until I read other notes here, it was definetly bubble gum. I am definetly looking forward to more of this on hot days.