I received a sample of this and just finished infusing it. It’s very interesting looking and colorful…indeed, I am about to drink rosebuds! The color is that of an oolong-ish type. Slight Rose Scent. The taste is light and delicate – I ass+u+me(d) it would be WAY OVER THE TOP Rose since it’s all about the rosebuds but it’s actually quite nice. Mellow. Rosey – yes, but not obnoxious by any means. This was truly interesting and I am glad I tried it.