At first, there was some sort of buttery/honey/vanilla note that seemed strongest to me, along with the mint and chocolate. But I got used to it and liked it. I usually make my cup with 2 or 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of tea with some stevia. I like it sweetened the best but it isn’t bad plain. The mint and chocolate seem well-balanced. As I get through the bag, things are evening out, so maybe I got a dollop of honeybush or vanilla by accident. Good tea!