There really is a lot going on here with this herbal tisane. I could smell an herbally, licorice, lemon smell right away and that was prior to the steep. It grew strong as it infused. I could see most if not all of the ingredients. Afterwards I could smell and taste the Fennel, licorice, orange/lemon, peppermint, and anise. There was a natural spice to it and a little bit of an herbal taste or medicinal taste but then the peppermint and citrus flavors cut it well for me.
This ended up tasting better than I thought it would. I think I actually prefer it iced or cold than hot. I would have it again but not the first one I would pick off the shelf for myshelf, usually.