Drank this on the way to work this morning….the dry leaves smell like sweet potato and starch. The tea is slightly sweet. Once I brewed this I didn’t get as much of the sweet potato but more of a flavor-packed black tea – which is surprising given that this is a basic black tea base with much flavoring added. I think it is that the sweet potato notes mellow out and are slight giving a sweetness. The flavor does not knock you in the face like other flavored teas. I got this in a swap a while ago but am not sure from who—-sorry but thank you!