Upon opening the tin it smells like Vanilla Ice Cream as described. As you steep it’s more of a wood or bark type aroma. After Steeping equal parts (or should I say sniffs) vanilla/equal Oolong on the verge of earthy scent. The coloring is nice. A little darker than I thought it would be. The taste is Earthy yet pleasant and slight creamy vanilla undertones. This one is fairly good in my book!