I can’t believe my original note for this tea is from ten years ago. whoa. Now thanks to Michelle, I get to see how my taste buds have changed after ten years. I think I remember these flavors! The chicory wasn’t my thing years ago, and it still really isn’t my thing. When I see a description that says dates, or vanilla, or nuts, or almonds, or dates. I’d really rather those flavors make an appearance rather than something like chicory. The chicory kind of takes over from the rest of that amazing combination. It is a dark cup though, which I like. And a change of flavors when I brew it up once every ten years. :D Getting over the disappointment of what I think these flavors SHOULD be for all of these great ingredients, this is actually a unique flavor profile, especially for no caff, that I wouldn’t mind having around in the cupboards.