Dry: Short black tea leaves. Unremarkable look, but smells very strongly of stone fruits (most notably cherries) in the dry leaf.
Steeped: Medium brown clear liquor. The rich fruit fragrance lingers around the tea pot and tea cup and is more lovely with the added scent of the brewed leaf.
Taste: This is a nice fruity dessert or afternoon tea. It is fresh and sweet with dominant cherry and apricot notes. I am not tasting any plum and I can’t barely taste the black tea either. I’d not be able to identify what kind of tea went into this if my life depended on it other than noting that it is very mild-mannered. That said, the steeped result is still quite pleasant and I bet it would be brilliant iced. I am enjoying my sample, but I don’t think this would be a reorder. When I am looking for a stone fruit-based tea, I almost always reach for Harney’s Paris.