I first had this tea on a hectic night doing some Christmas shopping......Stop the world!! I was transported back to my grandmothers table having a big warm piece of spice cake. This is the perfect fall or winter tea. After one sip I was really in the holiday mood again. Thanks to the vanilla and almond, it has a smooth buttery finish...yum! I often try to cut back on sweets during holiday time and replace them with teas. This one is my #1 go to when I want to feel like I've had something decadent! It's delicious by itself or as a latte. If you are a tea lover, I highly recommend this tea for the latter part of the year. It's not overly spicy. No burn on the tongue. Very smooth.