I was hesitant to try this but, it was a free sample so, I figured "what the heck".....I was pleasantly surprised!!! This is different from other teas I enjoy. You can actually taste the almonds; the cocoa flavor is a perfect undertone; and the sweetness of the elderberry and the tartness of the cranberry are a great combination-not too sweet and not too tart. This just might be my new favorite!!!