First, I want to say, I contacted Compass Teas and this is a VEGAN Tea.
Having said that…this DOES smell like a Marshmallowy type aroma. The dry loos leaf is just that…loose leaf…there are no novelTEAs added…it’s a flavored leaf.
It does lose a bit of the aroma once infused. I’m ok with that, tho.
It brews-up very dark brown.
The taste is quite good. It has a medium-strong black tea base. It has a little bit of a sugary-type flavor to it as well as almost equal parts black pepper type flavor to it. In the middle to end of the sip there is a nice amount of woodsy-ness to it, too!
This is an interesting, unique, festive, and tasty flavored black tea! Neat!