I picked out this tea because of the smoky flavor, but I’ll admit I was a bit alarmed when it seemed to make my whole kitchen smell like campfire the first time I brewed it. Don’t be alarmed; while the smell is quite smoky, the flavor is smooth and strong, not overly smoky. The scent did seem to linger in the kitchen, though, and I definitely smell this tea when I open the tea cabinet even though the bags are individually wrapped. If strong scents bother you, you should probably skip this one. Definitely a distinctive tea – not one I go for every day.