Unsure about how this one smells dry. It is kind of fruity but also has the smell of steemed green vegetables. Not two things I would normally mix together. There is a spicey and basil smell to it.
The brewed tea is actually not too bad. More like fresh berries in a spinach salad. I am not getting much basil per se, but I am getting a general spice type taste. This one is definitely better after it cools.
Edit: this one is better cold (I forgot my cup and it cooled off after a number of hours). There is more basil taste but still fruity. The berry and basil go well together.