The dry and brewed tea smell very similar to Mountain Dew. On first taste of the hot tea, it is very blah. It is a black tea with some kind of lemoney, orange-y taste but there is not much black tea or citrus flavour taste. I added a few pieces of brown rock sugar and VOILA! It tastes just like Mountain Dew but without all the sugar. I love Mountain Dew, so I think this tea is going to be a good substitute. Can’t wait to try it iced!
Edit: Made this one iced. Brewed double strength for 3 minutes, added brown rock sugar, then chilled. It actually was not as good iced as I had expected. It still has a bit of Mountain Dew taste but it is very blunted. I would say it is more specifically citrus when iced. I am getting lots of lime and orange, there is some sweetness but it also has a tart finish. Kind of like Sweet Tarts candy. The black base is much more prominent when iced. It adds a bit of spice to the citrus flavours. Still good, but I think I prefer this one hot.