I got a nice clear-brown color out of this tea. I am drinking this tea and writing this simultaneously. I am drinking this tea raw, nothing added. There is a hint of something on the nose. The jasmine is familiar to me but the other ingredients like polygonum cane, and valerian are very new. It tastes fresh, I let it sit in my mouth for a several seconds before taking the gulp, in that time my tongue basks in the bitterness. Nothing spectacular, or out of the ordinary it’s very soothing and relaxing as the name suggests.