This blend has been hanging around my cupboard for a really long time, mostly because the lime and cola flavours aren’t prominent enough for it to make a real impression. This blend has now been retired and replaced with a similar tea using a yerba mate base instead of the guayusa, which I’d be interested to compare when I finally place another order. The scent of this one brewing was super off-putting – it smelled like a barn and that’s not something I want to drink – and while it was hot the dirty hay scent did translate to the flavour of the tea a little bit, while the lime was a whisper in the background and the cola nowhere to be found. I fully thought I was going to dump this cup, but after a few minutes as it started to cool, the hay note started to fade, and now the lime is most prominent (but still soft) and the cola is actually coming through in the aftertaste. It’s fairly pleasant, aside from the occasional sip where I can still taste the hay, but I do wish the lime cola impression was just less delicate overall. I plan on trying this one as a cold brew, as several other Steepsterites have recommended, and am pinning my hopes on trying the new blend as I do think the offputting scent and barn flavour is coming from the guayusa. I would have preferred something with a green or white tea base, though, because mate isn’t my favourite either.