This tea is the hub of the performing arts department, namely among vocalists and its easy to see why. It is naturally sweet so there is no need for sweeteners which can irritate sore throats and perpetuate laryngitis. Honey compliments this really well, so if a healthy sweetener is desired, a tsp of honey enhances the flavors and doesn’t overpower it. It’s scent is very herbal and medicine-like but there is a sweet aroma emitted as well. This tea is perfect and is among the most liked in our health conscious, taste connoisseurs, social circle. It’s also a favorite amongst those who generally detest tea. It’s super soothing. Super smooth in taste and with a bit of a slimy texture from the licorice and mallow. To ward off colds and enhance it’s medicinal properties (and add a pleasant spicy taste), I take 1 tsp of freshly fine chopped ginger per 2 cups of water and make a decoction for 20 minutes, simmering the ginger for 15 minutes, then turning off the heat and steeping this tea in the remaining 5 minutes. It warms up the body and induces “feel good” vibes to get one off the bed and ready to sing. This is my favorite packet tea!!