The dry tea smells like grape jelly when you open the bag. It looks like black teas with some green leaves. I used just boiling water and steeped for 5 minutes. Once brewed the grape smell is not as intense and the tea notes start to come out more. My first cup was without sugar and was smooth and had a subtle grape flavor. I tried to single out other flavors besides grape and, well, tea, but I couldn’t. The second cup I added sugar and besides being sweeter I couldn’t tell much difference.