Before brewing, the leaves have a sweet, molasses-like scent that reminds me of good pipe tobacco.
After brewing, it becomes a light, but slightly smokey, good basic black. It stands up on its own without sweetening or milk/cream. It can steep forever in my Lock & Lock tea bottle where the leaves stay in, and it doesn’t get bitter.
This is my go-to at work for something that can be taken straight, allowed to cool off and still taste good.