Dry leaf/blend looks awesome! HUGE Honkin’ Currants in there!!!! Smells like Currants and black tea with a little floral tone. After steep – It’s medium brown in color. The smell is lovely. The taste is a great even black tea with currant pairing! This truly amazes me because MOST teas that pair a black with Currants are bitter or sour or tarty or too sweet or don’t taste like tea! This one is GREAT! I’m very happy with this! I can truly say this is the best Black Tea with Black Currants I have ever had! YUM! Thumbs up!