This was one of the first teas that I ever purchased from DAVIDsTea. I was trying to replace my peach mate from teaopia (which had be discontinued). The first time I tried this tea it was hot, and I absolutely hated it. Now here I am, more than a year later digging through my tea cupboard when I found this. I decided to make a batch of it iced to see if it tastes any better and to be honest just to get rid of the bag.
Dry Aroma: The dry tea leafs smell primarily of orange juice. There are subtle notes of pineapple and mate. Overall a fairly pleasant smell.
Tea Aroma: When steeped the mate smell is much more prominent and the smells of orange and pineapple move to the background.
Tea Color: A golden amber tinged with green.
Tea Taste: The tea taste much more pleasant iced then it did hot. The green mate really comes through and it finishes with a nice citrus zing. I was sad that the subtle pineapple smell did not come through in the flavor.
Overall this tea is O.K. but I wouldn’t repurchase. Looks like I need to continue my search for the perfect mate.
Edit: The more I drink this pitcher of iced tea, the more I hate the flavor.