This is the first time I have tried a tea anything like this. I loved it. Even if it didn’t taste good, I probably would have used up the box steeping it for the smell. I was pleasantly suprised with the taste. I think it tastes a lot like Big Red chewing gum. It has the same feel on the tongue. I was a little concerned that it would give me indigestion or heartburn, but it was very soothing. I probably would only drink this in the winter. It is great after coming in from shoveling snow.