This tea just smells great when you open the tin. I can smell vanilla and berries. When brewing this tea I get the smell of a bowl of berries with vanilla on them. It tastes just as it smells, wonderful. This is not a strong tea. Its very mild with all kinds of flavors. I thought I tasted plum on my first taste, then it settled down to berries as it cooled. I like this tea. Without all the tasting notes on Steepster I may have missed this tea. THANKS!