Smells lovely. I think I get more into teas based on the smell, rather than the taste. I think I get more out of it. I don’t know. Its a pretty light black tea, but I did use one teaspoon and I saw on someone else’s review that you’re supposed to use two, so that could explain that. Directions also say to steep at 185 degrees, which was surprising. I did that, but might try it at boiling next time to see what happens. It is a pretty gentle tea, something I was in the mood for. It was a gift, I like the tins, but don’t know if I’d replenish it once I finish it.