At first, this tea has a very strong sweet smell. It can, in fact, be a little overpowering. After steeping, the smell is a bit gentler, but the taste is a little unimpressive. It remains sweet, but the white tea seems to somewhat disappear. Continued steeping just results in it being rather bitter On the whole, it makes a pleasant enough iced tea (the tea flavour sharpens slightly when chilled), but is somewhat lacking as a hot tea.