I never did get toasted rice and sesame notes from this tea, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. The coconut and caramel flavors made this a nice dessert tea. It was a tasty mid-afternoon pick me up. It was nice hot or if it cooled down (on those days when work kept me away from my mug). I don’t see myself buying more of this since there are other coconut teas that I like more, but I would happily accept a cup if someone offered it to me.