I had no idea what guayusa was before trying this tea, and I wish I would have remained ignorant. The dry leaves smell amazing, sweet and spicy. But the brewed tea honestly smells horrible to me. Vegetal and bitter and, frankly, a bit like B.O. And it tastes exactly like it smells. I taste a bit of sweetness trying to come through, but the guayusa is too overpowering for me. Luckily this was only a sample included in my order and I didn’t pay for a whole pack of it. Not a fan.