The dry leaves smell rich and sweet, like toffee, butter, and salt. Steeped, most of the butteriness is lost and I cannot taste the salt at all. Mostly I taste burnt sugar, like the topping on creme brulee, and some creaminess. I don’t think I can take more than a cup of this at a time. I made two to fill my travel mug but the taste was too monotonous and boring after a while.