This tea is gently sweet – perfect for drinking without milk or sugar. I love the look of the dry leaf with the colorful sprinkles! Definitely a happy-looking tea. Dry, it smells like cakey goodness, too, but the steeped taste is a different story. I get subtly sweet from this one, not birthday cake and frosting like I was hoping for. Not a bad tea, but not the dessert substitute I wanted.