This tea smells AMAZING! As far as the taste goes, its quite bland, and honestly in the beginning I couldn’t even drink it plain. I really wanted to make this one work for me and, finally I have figured it out. If you enjoy tea with milk or cream this one Rocks! Its by far my favorite tea to drink with cream and a bit of brown sugar. It makes a creamy, flavorful, nutty, chocolaty, spicy cup of a delicious.