I love the little caramel squares in this tea! I wanted to nibble on it, but I refrained. When I steeped this up, it was a nice black tea. Strong! It tasted good on its own, but I felt the need to add a little sugar and some milk to it. It brought out the caramel/vanilla flavor. It also had a tinge of powdered milk taste to it. The caramel melted! This is a delicious tea!