My grandma had this tea in her cupboard and no longer wanted it, so being the tea fiend I am, I snatched it away. The smell is sooooo sweet and smells exactly like processed honey. I made this tea with less than it recommended because I was afraid of the strength and sweetness. Even with less tea than the recommended amount this tea is overpoweringly sweet. It is like you are drinking hot honey. This may be good mixed with herbal teas as a honey flavored sweetener but there is no way I can drink this plain.