This tea smells absolutely divine, it was all I could do to keep from eating the leaves outright in the store. I respectfully disagree with an above poster; I think the aroma, while slightly diminished, is still very much present after brewing. That said, I was a bit disappointed with the taste. There’s a bit of a backlash with what I’m smelling, and what I’m actually drinking. It isn’t a bad tea, not by a long shot, just a bit too subtle for my tastes. Maybe I’ll warm up to it the more I drink it.