I’m definitely not drinking this for taste, and at any rate, my head is too stuffed up to taste much anyway. This is a good thing, because I dislike the taste of licorice. What taste I can get from this is intensely herby with a licorice aftertaste. It tastes the way dried thyme smells. It’s not unpleasant, and what’s more- it does work. I stopped blowing my nose halfway through the cup, and can breathe through it. I’m tempted to just carry around a cup of this until my cold passes.