When I first brewed this, I had a hard time figuring out the flavour profile. I could smell cloves/cardamom, but there was a sweet undertone to it that I thought was honey. Upon reading the description, I realize I was smelling the vanilla.
This is an ok tea, but I really don’t think the green base is the best for the spices used here – it needs something with more body underneath. That said, it’s not a bad cup of tea, especially since it didn’t turn astringent even though I steeped it at a higher temperature and for a longer time than I normally use for greens. This would be a good candidate for a sipdown, and so I give it a solid “meh”.