Prior to steep it smells like a chocolate/Hazelnut Coffee. The coloring is a medium brown and semi cloudy. After steeping it smells more like a plain nutty coffee/Tea blend. The packaging and Infusion presentation is neat. This sample isn’t what I would normal pick out for myself but I am glad that I am trying it. It’s pretty good without being overwhelming. I don’t think I would buy it individually but am enjoying the sample. Therefore I will give it a thumbs up.