When you first open the individually wrapped teabag the scent is pretty over the top…smells like a fresh bottle of fruity sweet wine. Once it’s steeping it loses much of it’s scent. It’s lighter in color. The taste is a good fruity flavor with OUT being bitter. I’m usually not into many Fruit-Like Blends because they tend to be a little much (or bitter or too sour) but this one is pretty good and I am sure it would be even better iced.