this tea smells like roasted peanut butter, very nutty. it has a very clean taste, with some really interesting charcoal notes. The charcoal flavor tastes as if I took some tea in aluminum, and let it sit in my charcoal grill over night, or over a few nights and absorbed the charcoal taste. Very interesting flavor accent. This tea is very refreshing, and just makes me want more. out of the 3 zealongs, I can’t decide which I like best, I feel like they are all good for different moods and times of the day. :) Thanks for sourcing this, Tony!