The aroma of the leaves was very sweet and fruity, but when I steeped them, it smelled like horse manure – very earthy and unpleasantly fragrant. Weird. This made me really scared to taste it. However, the taste isn’t like manure at all. It really does taste like black tea with cranberries and maybe some raspberries. The black tea base is much better than Adagio’s.
This is a pretty rich, strong tea. I won’t drink it too often, but the taste isn’t bad.