I loved the smell of this tea dry and steeped, I thought it smelled fruity! if anyone hasnt noticed I am not good at picking out smells of certain spices or herbs but I hope my nose gets better the longer I drink tea, this was the last sample of my recent davids tea order! and it was good, but I wonder if it was the reason I got a belly ache??? I hope not but this was my first roobios tea! it was good tho, my bf said it tasted like stale punch, but I think he was tired lol.