Smelling the bottle, I had high hopes for this juice. The scent is a nostalgic orange juice - definitely not something fresh-squeezed from Whole Foods, but something more artificial and sweet like a good old Tang or Sunny D.
Straight from the mail with no at-home steeping time, Mangerine Guava hit my sweet spot for a menthol/fruit juice. The inhale was strongly citrus fruit flavored with a pleasant menthol sensation coming out on the exhale. The fruits didn't separate themselves as much as I would have liked - the prevailing taste was a strong tangerine flavor with the orange and guava sneaking in every now and then - but I was still pleasantly reminded of an tangerine popsicle. On the first night with this juice I paired it with a Corona with a slice of lime and thoroughly enjoyed the combination.
After one week of at-home steeping I could sense this was a juice that might do a Jekyll and Hyde transformation on me. I started to lose some of the fruit on the front end. The menthol on the exhale became more prominent and started to creep into the inhale as well. Exhaling solely through my nose gave me a bit more of the fruitiness from the first few days, but I don't prefer a nose exhale and found that it wasn't worth the flavor. Still not a bad juice one week in, but definitely less enjoyable than it was before steeping.
Two weeks of at-home steep time is when I had to admit defeat. The fruits have run away and hidden from the overwhelming force that the menthol has become. It's truly now a menthol juice that somebody had waved some citrus fruits near. They're still there in spirit, giving a pleasant sharp tang at the front of my mouth on inhale, but the flavor has all but given up the ghost. Despite the steep time, this juice is still usable at a higher temp but it's not enough to redeem itself. This has unfortunately become a flavor I only reach for to use up the bottle.
I won't be re-purchasing this juice. If some happens to fall into my lap I'll leave it be with no additional steeping, as this is a juice that truly gets worse with time.