The bag smells sweeter than it actually tastes. Because of the hibiscus there’s good color (I’ve been noticing lately how many bagged teas use this strategy), and a discernible hibiscus scent. I’d say overall, however, that it doesn’t especially taste like pomegranate, yet the taste of green isn’t so strong as to be bitter either. I didn’t need to use sweetener, but I could see myself drinking this with honey again, ill or not, and it would probably taste good iced. This tisane came in 2nd of the three pomegranate/green combinations I tried while fighting a cold.