The dry leaf smells a bit like clove to me but there is no clove listed. The ingredients are Tulsi herb, papaya pieces, apple bits, rosehip peels, orange peel, and flavor. I used 2 tsp for 12 oz of water and steeped for 7 ½ minutes. The liquor is yellow. The aroma is pleasantly fruity and mainly of orange.
The sip is a lot different than the fruity scent suggests. It is slightly tart with the interesting taste of the tulsi lifting up in mid sip. The aftertaste still seems to be lightly clove. I can pick out the orange and apple influences. I believe the tartness is probably the rosehip. What I am not certain about is the papaya. I believe it adds a touch of sweetness but this is not what I would call a sweet tea. There is just a hint.
While this is masterfully blended, which has been true of all the Fusion Teas I have tried, it is not an in your face fruit drink. It has a much more subtle and relaxed flavor. I would recommend this if you are looking for more of a laid back, not too sweet, caffeine free, sip. As with most hot drinks, I think the cooler this gets the more flavor it develops.
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