I am a huge licorice fan so to find this taste in a tea is excellent and makes it an automatic favorite for me. Because I really want to get that taste out I prefer this tea steeped for several minutes, and it doesn’t taste as strong if you re-use the tea bag a second time (as I often do at work) so that brings my rating down a bit. I agree with the other notes that the mint isn’t a strong component, but its hard to say without a direct comparison to their non-mint version. I’ll definitely try that one as well. This tea is definitely flavorful enough on its own that you shouldn’t need any milk or sweeteners.