I finally tried this as an iced tea (3 tablespoons of this, 3 tablespoons of River Shannon, 6 cups of water cold brewed for 12 hours, then an addition of some simple syrup and juice of half a lime).
It was really good, but not at all suitable as a refreshing drink with a meal or by itself. We had it with some noodles and we were underwhelmed…it practically screamed “I need some rum in me!!!” It shines as a base for an unusual tea based mixed drink! A sort of “Pirate’s Hard Iced Tea” if you will. I will definitely make some of this for a summer barbeque or similar casual summer party.