I received a sample of this from LiberTEAS – thank you! To me the tea smells somewhat malty which is a good thing almost makes me feel like I’m smelling (and about to enjoy) a good Irish Stout well before 5pm! It tastes very rich and creamy and not at all what I expected from a black tea. There is a hint of rum in this cup…I wasn’t sure at first but it’s there in the aftertaste, yum! This is great and I feel I might need to look into purchasing some asap!