I was half-tempted to pick out the little caramel blocks and eat them. I was able to resist.
Dry, it has a strong, buttery caramel smell, with a smokey woodsyness underneath. The smell is similar brewed, though slightly sweeter and more woodsy.
It’s a very mild taste. I’m inexperienced with rooibos’, but it’s a mild, pleasant wood-and-caramel mix. It’s got a coffee-like element to it, which might be the caramel. The sort of dark smokeyness that I’m getting, or something.