i tried this iced a couple of months also, as per a recommendation from a guy that worked at the store. I was a little worried about it, it just did not seem like something i would be interested in. But i was very surprised and with each sip it got better and better. So i just got some of this and and tried it hot. I have the same reaction. It is getting better on each sip. I like the sweet fruity (but not overpowering) taste. it has a great smell. I would recommend this to others.