Let’s be real, DT, this is essentially a fruit tisane. Yes, it technically has yaupon in it, but it’s such a small proportion compared to the other ingredients that it doesn’t really count, in my opinion.
That being said, I do like it, and it does remind me of a cranberry-flavored ginger ale. It’s very ginger-forward with a bit of effervescence to it, but it’s balanced by the generic red fruity notes and the hibiscus. Does it taste specifically like cranberry to me? No, not really, but honestly that’s almost never the case. I’m not sure what “sweet flavoring” means, if that’s just code for some kind of sweetener or what, but thankfully there’s not too much of it. I do get a touch of a non-sugar sweetener sort of aftertaste, but not enough to be distracting.
Anyway, it’s nice enough, and I’m sure it would be even better as a cold brew, if I ever drank my tea that way. Definitely quite ginger-forward though, a bit more than a ginger ale would be.
Flavors: Earthy, Effervescent, Fruity, Ginger, Hibiscus, Red Fruits, Spicy, Sweet, Tart