Like so many other herbals, it smells sweet and fruity but tastes tart. I don’t know why I continue to buy herbals and teas with hibiscus when I know what is in store tastewise. Nonetheless, their sweet smells always sucker me in. This is not as bad as other herbals because the mango/papaya flavors provide a nice contrast but in the end it is just not for me. Perhaps it will serve better in the summertime as an iced tea.