I really like this tea. Done right, I can taste both the spearmint and the green tea. The combination is very soothing- not something I would seek out as a first of the morning tea, more of an afternoon to early evening tea, I think. When I opened the tin, the dry leaf smell was REALLY minty, almost like smelling a pack of gum. The appearance of the leaf is tightly curled green tea, interspersed with pieces of dried spearmint. As the tea steeps, the leaves unfurl. After steeping, the minty gum smell is gone, replaced by a much more balanced aroma. As I said earlier, the taste is a balance between green tea and spearmint, with a light taste and a cool finish. I can’t wait for it to be warmer so I can try this iced, I think it would be a perfect summer drink for when I’m tired of water but don’t want pop/juice.