This tea, with a deep purple (not the band), red liquor, has a wonderfully sweet fruity aroma that hits you as you bring the cup to your mouth. The first sip comes across strong and the more poignant pomegranate and apple flavors rise to the top of the pack. Then the middle of the tasting came across more bland, just like hot water, than anything else. But finally, the tea finished again with a kick of the more subtle fruity flavors like the raisins, carrots, and vanilla. What makes this tea interesting, possibly drawing me back for another tasting, is the variety of experience from each sip. The many different fruity flavors come out each in their own way at different times in every sip. Every time the tea hits my tongue seems like a slightly new and unique adventure, keeping me guessing and wanting more.