Prior to brewing, the aroma of this tea is devilishly intoxicating…nothing but amaretto! Brewed, this tea turns a gorgeous rich red that mimics merlot and the amaretto is still present, but somewhat muted. And the taste, oh my. It’s a bit tart as it contains grape and black currant, but if such a thing existed, I’d say it tastes a bit like a natural fruit punch. It’s tasty as a hot tea, but will probably be better as an iced tea.