To me…dry…this smells like a bitter berry and flowers. It infuses to a medium brown. Post infusion aroma is more floral and not really berry or bitter berry at all. I was excited to try Sepalika in a tea. I will say I like this more than I thought I would after realizing Sepalika was the cousin of Jasmine. It is different than your regular Jasmine and in a good way…at least in my book it is. It’s smoother and more wine-like and not overly floral or stale-flowers if you know what I mean. It’s a tad grassy – but just slightly. It’s more smooth than I thought it would be and that is a pleasant surprise!