Updating my cup...
I decided for my hot cuppa, I'd try some of a custom adagio blend I'd ordered... Southern Peach Cobbler. It's a blend of peach oolong, christmas blend for a hint of cinnamon and cloves, and mango melange for an extra real-fruit kick.
My mom and I had a hot cup and the fragrance was really nice, just like a peach pie right out of the oven. She had hers with a touch of sweetener, and I decided a bit of cream was in order on mine... and they tasted totally different from one another. Then, I made the leftovers into a big glass of iced tea, and I was stunned at the totally different character and flavor variation. I wouldn't have even guessed it was the same blend at all.
When iced, it became MUCH more fruity, a bit more tart and tangy, and much less like a dessert tea. It might be the dilution, it might be that it steeped an additional minute, I don't know... but very different and surprising.
I am learning new things every single day about the complexities and variations of different leaf and brewing styles, and it still amazes me that you can get 3 completely different (but delicious) flavors from one blend of tea.
Learning and loving it,