Maybe my expectations were off
This product tastes like hops steeped in sparkling water. The HopTea moniker makes sense that way. They taste like beer hops, but not like beer since there's no malt backbone. They don't taste like sparking water because there's no botanicals or fruit flavor. They drink, like tea, and aren't particularly refreshing. For my palate Laguntias Hoppy Refresher is a more enjoyable (though expensive) drink. That's not to say Hoplark is not a quality product ... it's just very different and not what I expected.