This tea is what keeps me coming back to Adagio over and over again(with ample samples of others!). It has a very mild sweetness that doesn’t require extra sweetener, though I sometimes add a bit for an extra special treat. The smell is quite deceiving, as it tastes nothing like how you’d think from sniffing it. It smells like cheap spices and wood. I was very pleasantly surprised after taking my first sip. This is my favorite tea!