I decided to be ambitious and try this tea because of the holidays coming up. It sounded like a nice tea to get in the Christmas spirit (although December is still a month away!) I steeped this tea for a few seconds longer than I typically do, after reading reviews. The smell of this tea was very strong, and I was surprised at how much I liked the aroma. I was nervous to taste it, though, because of many strong opinions I had heard about the rooibos in the blend. It turns out that I could not actually really taste the rooibos though. The tea did have a pretty strong peppermint flavor though, which I did enjoy because of the cold weather. This is definitely a tea that I would only drink around the winter holiday season. It was a nice treat though, and I enjoyed the strong flavor more than I thought I would! I tend to like peppermint flavor though, which I am sure helped. I also think that I would prefer drinking this tea later in the day or night, and not early in the morning.