I can’t smell or taste sesame in this at all, in the dry leave or the liquor. I had Mr. Kupgup try it, just in case my nose was being unreliable—he declared that it tasted just like plain old black Lipton tea.
It’s nicer than your cheapie bagged Lipton (Mr. Kupgup isn’t very interested in tea). Not a bad tea at all. It’s just not a SESAME flavored tea, as far as I can tell.
I was thinking I might have received some variety of plain black tea by mistake, but I see some other reviews here also noting a lack of sesame flavor—and also reviewers who are noticing plenty of sesame. I guess it’s just something that varies from person to person?