Smells wonderful like a nutty-chocolaty snack mix. Steeps quickly. The scent actually intensifies while steeping which is rare in bagged teas. I received this in a tea swap. I’m very excited to try it and I am just finishing the steep while I am typing this. Color is a rich brown. You can certainly taste the nutty flavor with the black tea and a hint of chocolate! FAB! Delightful Cup!