I tossed this in my tea traveler and took it to work a few days ago. Things are insane at work right now, we need break to come like yesterday, so this tea got a looonng steep before I got to it. That being said, I was actually really pleasantly surprised by it. No it is not really “sweet”, but the tart is not bad either. Also, though the apple was definitely present, the cherry taste was also there. I think this is the first time I have had a cherry tea that really tasted like cherries, so I was impressed. I am going to give this a shot cold brewed and see what it does, but thus far I am pretty impressed!