It smells more blossom or floral than tangerine to me…but you can get a hint of tangerine just not as much scent as I thought based on some of the other Adagio Teas. After steeping there is little scent but you can grab the white tea aroma. The color is a typical white tea color with tint of color to it. The taste is more white tea than tangerine…there is only a hint of it there. This would be a good tea if you are new to white teas or aren’t into extreme flavors or heavy tea tastes.