It smelled like dynatap or some other crappy cold medicine when I opened the tin. It was overwhelming. I couldn’t get the awful smell out of my nose the whole time I was steeping. It was just overall bad. Once brewed the cough medicine taste was subdued a bit. This was a really bad tea. I’m going to give the rest of the tin to someone else because I am certainly not brewing the rest of it. The really bad berry flavoring ruins this tea.