The smell in the tin is almost overpowering. I nearly winced. But I got over it pretty fast. The tea smells wonderful once brewed, its not nearly as strong, and smells like it should taste delicious. It has potential, but it turns out it is a rather weak and inconsequential tea. Nothing to write home about, it is a bit sweet, but that is really the only definable taste hit I get.
ETA: I should read tea directions before I make tea. It turns out I was supposed to use 1.5 teaspoons, not one. That would explain a lot (I hope, since I bought about five ounces of tea).