This tastes a lot like coffee. (I think that Teavana tries to blend tea to taste like coffee to convert people.) The first time a tried it, I hated it. This time, I made sure the water was boiling and gave it a long time to infuse. That made it taste more like coffee. I added creamer since I like that in my coffee. I kind of like it this way. Maybe it will be a good sub for coffee.