I love the smell of teas! They are all so different! This one to me smells like vanilla with a hint of citrus or orange to me. I don’t really smell the bourbon. But I could definitely smell the vanilla which I love!
After the brew, the smell is more black tea than anything else. It is a pretty dark amber color that I love! First sip, hmmmm tastes mainly like ….black tea :) but there is a slight sweetness at the end. After a few more sips yep that is about all I taste so I decide to let it cool a bit.
Now I can taste the vanilla and a hint of bourbon, and the flavors meld very nicely. This is a very subtle tea that has a bit of astringency at the end. It is good but not sure if it will be on my re-buy list.