I didn’t know what to expect from this tea, but the bag sure had a pleasant scent. It really reminds me of a caramel latte from my coffee drinking days both in scent and flavor. (Without the coffee aftertaste, of course). There is a really intense caramel flavor to this tea with the vanilla towards the end of the sip. The black tea base is not noticeable…in fact, I had to look up what base it was supposed to have. Usually I want to be able to pick out the actual tea, but for this particular one on this particular day I’m okay with the black tea hiding out. I’m having this as my first tea of the day, but it would be equally delicious as a dessert tea. If I see this at the store, I would definitely pick this up.