I saved a tiny sample of this tea from a previous tea box. It smelled like old coconut even back then, so I probably should have made an effort to use it up more quickly. The flavor was mostly old coconut as well, but just old as in stale/soapy, not as in rancid. The black base is gentle. I’m sure this tea was quite nice in its prime. It certainly wasn’t unpleasant to drink today.