I started drinking HopTea from the standpoint of a tea drinker more so than a beer drinker. I was having a hard time picking up on the hop character on some of the drinks so I ordered "The Tea is Silent" sampler to get a sense of what the hops were all about.
The Sabro really stands out and is by far my favorite. It is indeed reminescent of tropical fruit (not in the sense of underage Spring Break drinking but in a refined adult beverage kinda way). Despite not containing any tea, the Sabro hops gives an impression Da Hong Pao (dark oolong) tea though without the astringency. This is one of the few hops that stands up well to the carbonation.
This will be the closest some of us will get to the tropics in 2020.