I remember in design school my professors used to say that if you want it to look like wood, make it out of wood. Plastic, metal and other materials with wood grain were not acceptable. And, if you believe that, this tea is not for you. You should stick to traditional tea, like English Breakfast, Earl Grey etc.
If you want something a little fun, a little whimsical, a little daring, and a way to get cake taste without the calories this tea is for you! I was surprised by some of the other reviewers here – of course it is sweet! Of course it is strong! It is tea that is supposed to taste like birthday cake! It is a very fun celebration of tastes! I have a little sugar and milk in it (amounting to 40-50 calories in all), and it does taste exactly like birthday cake (400+ calories). Usually rooibos teas make me gag a bit, but this one tastes really smooth. Nice to be guilt free with a Note: it looks pretty before you steep, but not during.