Before it’s brewed, right out of the envelope, you smell more of the spice than the actual lemon. However the lemon smell really comes through after brewing. It has a very refreshing citrus taste that isn’t at all overpowering. Also, it doesn’t leave a yucky aftertaste like some other lemon-flavored teas leave. It’s delicious with a bit of honey and I imagine this would be a good tea to drink when you’re under the weather.