First sip without sweetener – blea. Bitter, annoying, harsh.
Then, I added sweetener.
And the birds did sing, the rabbits did romp, and all creatures great and small stopped to celebrate the goodness of this tea.
Fruity, slightly spicy, and sweet, with a hint of bitter on the back-end. I think I’ll need to steep this with more leaf for less time next time (which is a little scary, I used quite a bit this time). Maybe the same amount of leaf with less time. That may kill the bitter and allow for less sweetener, but wow. Very nice once sweetened.