The flavoring is definitely lighter in this one than in some of their other blends, which is too bad since this flavor sounded the best. In fact, it tasted quite plain and I don’t love this base tea. Maybe I brewed it improperly, but it just didn’t turn out perfect. It’s a little sour and artificial, but just a little. I guess the saddest thing of all is that it doesn’t taste like pancakes, just not that great black tea.