Prior to steeping you can smell equal parts lemon-ginger…after steeping…it calms down and you just sniff a tad of lemon and ginger…just hints – maybe a tad more lemon than ginger. The coloring is a semi-murky Green Tea Color. It’s a bit more gingery than lemony when it comes to taste but the blends well. Lately I have been tasting some Ginger-Types and they are a little much. This one is ok!