The aroma of the steeped cup gives dried strawberries and, in the background, the smell that an old canvas tent has. The color is a deep purple-brown.
The taste has sweetness, but is not cloyingly sweet. Mostly, it is a tart, dried berry flavor with banana aftertaste. Some hibiscus tartness is here, but it is a lighter note here. The chicory is there, too, also a light note. I can’t taste banana or coconut explicitly.
This has a surprisingly more velvety mouth feel than other CS herbal fruit blends.
I have had this steeped by sitting in a pitcher in the fridge recently, and I like it hot. I had two cups today.