This tea smells absolutely divine. You can smell notes of citrus, orange, and grapefruit. After brewing, it still retains the smell of the dry tea. The taste is a light bitter citrus, but improves with sweetener. The taste is not as defined as the smell, but you can still taste the orange and grapefruit and there is a slight sour berry taste (almost like cherry). Despite the citrus flavour, it seems to be a relaxing blend, perfect for after a heavy meal.
This is a herbal tisane.
1.5 tsp in 8oz water
Smell of dry tea: very aromatic, notes of citrus, orange and grapefruit.
Appearance of dry tea: various different sized pieces of dried fruit, apple slices, orange peel, and flower petals.
Appearance of steeped tea: deep ruby red colour, dense.
Smell of steeped tea: aromatic, light citrus smell, more bitter citrus than sweet citrus.
Taste of steeped tea: citrus fruits, orange, grapefruit, slight sour cherry taste. Bitter. With rock sugar (one piece), sweeter taste. Light and refreshing.