I really dislike this tea, but it works- when my throat is as sore as it is right now, I need some help. The sore throat is part of my annual late-summer/early autumn turning of the seasons cold. It’s always sinus and throat that act up. I dislike the taste of slippery elm bark, but force myself to use it because it IS such a good herbal remedy- it’s just kind of sickeningly, cloyingly sweet. If this review doesn’t make any sense I should probably refrain from reviewing things while ill, but I didn’t. Blorg!