Dry smell – before infusion was a floral yet earthy-sweet smell.
Post infusion – more of a manly grape…maybe a drier wine.
Very light brown in color
Taste is woodsy yet fruity and floral! I would say fruit like grape, apricot, maybe a hint of plum. Floral like Lilac or even lily – if you can imagine that. And woodsy.
Towards the end of the sip I get a surprisingly semi-chewy taste…
This tea is very memorable and makes you think. I like that.