I love this tea!! I have always used a natural sweetener like xylitol to sweeten up my tea drinks but none is needed with this sweet and spicy flavor!! I will put 2 tea bags in an 18 oz cup, and after brewing I will let it rest for awhile, then WOW, the flavor is amazing!! I have been drinking this tea for over 40 years and I am glad to say that the great taste has not changed over time!! Still the best tasting tea ever!!