Not really a coffee substitute
We were hoping for a more realistic coffee substitute, but the colour and flavour are closer to a light herbal tea, even when using double the recommended amount and letting it steep a while. The other dandelion coffee by this brand contains barley (gluten) which we are removing for health reasons, so we didn't purchase that one. In terms of taste, it has a smokey nutty flavour - top notes of peanut and then the more bitter dandelion taste. Neither of us could taste the "spiciness" from the burdock. We will keep using it for the health benefits to liver tho.