This was a sample they packed for me; given my disappointing experiences with most of David’s dessert-ier blends I wouldn’t have sought it out on my own directly. Freshly brewed this smells very much like vanilla extract, with almost that alcohol tint. As it cools a bit and settles, the peppery allspice and that burnt sugar element of marshmallow comes out, along with, to a lesser extent, some cinnamon. But as with most David’s offerings I’m unimpressed with the tea base and the flavor compared to the promise of the tea name and aroma. This isn’t bad, just bland given expectation and initial brewed fragrance.
A splash of milk helps round it out a bit and adds the richness you hope for in a dessert tea. Also makes it taste almost nutty because the rich creaminess combines with the sweet toasted element, so that’s welcome. Another Steepster mentioned lattes and I can definitely see how that might be an improvement; this tea needs some oomph.