My fiance bought me this tea for Christmas. The smell is very sweet, like marzipan but in the taste it is a mellow sweetness. With a little bit of agave added it tastes almost like a (almost) calorie free marzipan – a wonderful dessert tea. It would probably be even more like marzipan if I had used white sugar instead of agave. Before I added the agave the taste was very mild even though I had steeped the tea for the full 7 minutes. This is not a tea I would be able to drink every day or in the morning but as a dessert tea this is amazing! I am so glad my fiance chose to bring this tea home to me for Christmas!