Though the taste of the hibiscus itself sometimes gets lost within the assortment of berries used for this blend, the mixture of fruits themselves are quite pleasant even without the base. Within the same cup of tea, you can taste at different times the notes of each individual fruit, all awash in the hibiscus and rose backdrop. All that said, this tea is rather tart when one drinks it alone, so someone looking for a sweet fruity experience would want to add sugar or honey before partaking. I recommend this tea in its iced form as an excellent fresco, or in its hot form as an accompaniment to a sweet dessert. Sweeten to taste in either case.