Initial impressions- An unidentifiable sweet smell. The prior reviews are correct, almost rotting fruit, but not horrible. Like something just overripe but not yet disgusting, just giving off a sickly sweet odour. Not my favourite in terms of scent. I can see lots of black tea leaves, some white leaves (marigold petals), some white and brown chunks (fig and burdock root?).
How I brewed it- 94 degrees (we have an automatic hot water dispenser at work, not a kettle, so it’s 4 degrees below what I would make it at at home, 1/4 tsp of agave nectar, 6 minutes.
First sips- Tea does not match its rotting fruit scent at all, but it isn’t spectacular, that being said. I haven’t eaten burdock root and do not like figs (with the exception of Forbidden Fruit, which was why I gave this tea a shot), so I’m not sure what I’m tasting, but I find it has somewhat of a non-taste with a very sweet aftertaste. Not horrible, but not something I’d spend money on again.