Prior to steeping I must say I was very turned off by the smell…it was a cross between a sweet smell and a medicine-E smell…not pleasant. Once you begin steeping and while steeping the scent changes to a more lemon-E Scent which is certainly more pleasant and on the verge of relaxing. It’s a very light shade of Yellowish Green in color. The taste is quite pale but nice to kick back to at the end of the day. Please give this one a shot – don’t base it on first smell! it’s a decent cuppa in the long run – if you are looking to relax, that is.