So, first off, this is a licorice tea. And it does taste like black licorice. I know I’m stating the obvious, but I also know licorice tends to be a “love it!” or “hate it!” thing.
Anyway. I like it! I was a bit worried before trying it that the licorice would be overpowering, and I don’t find it to be, although it is the dominant taste. Granted, I expect it to taste like licorice (as opposed to the Earl Grey I tried from here, which would have been better labeled as “Bergamot Tea”!) so maybe to someone else it might be strong. I don’t know.
I do sweeten my tea.
I don’t think that I will regularly drink this day in and day out, since I don’t like licorice QUITE that much, but I think as a change of pace I will happily consume it.