Today we tried our first cota bundle made into a tea. The color, as you can see, is a stunning yellow gold. The tea tasted remarkably similar to a black tea, the kind you'd use in making iced tea. The plant's refreshing quality was detectible. We didn't 'love' it until we played with other ingredients. Mint produced a complimentary taste. Sugar improved the overall likability but maple syrup and mint combined were the clear winner.