Emilie sent me this and I was excited to try it. So when huffing the bag the smell was pleasant, minty almost. Nothing mind blowing. Brewed 3 tsp in 16oz of water in my ingenuiTea. Great cup, no bitterness to speak of, but limited sweetness. Its a black with mellow mint hints, which is good. But after my buttered rum experience, I think I held my expectations too high for this one. Definitely worth drinking again, but not a staple for my cupboard. I love mint teas, so it takes a lot for me to be wowed into submission.