I really don’t like drinking this tea, but my Mom does, so that’s it’s got as high a rating as it does. It’s mild to the point of non-existence, even when steeeped for ten minutes. My Mom has a far more sensitive pallette than I do. But I do highly recommend this tea for all of you Pagans or Wiccans out there who need herbs and spices for magick spells. Vanilla attracts love, cinnamon attracts wealth an luck and star anise attracts … oh, heck, I forget what what it attracts. Probably ‘ease of communication’ or something like that. You can use the tea as is or ground up even more. Cool tea that you don’t want to drink can be used to water plants.