Dry Leaf Smell reminds me of “clean car” smell or the freshest of fresh! This has a light golden brown color to it that is surprising for a white. Once infused the aroma is that of wood, spice, honey…but just subtle hints of all 3. You really have to search for it. The taste is a little chewy almost…I know I have never tasted a white like this! It’s almost a spiced wood meets drier-honey wine of sorts. It’s really neat! This is a YUMMY Cup!