The scent of this tea is definitely beets. It’s a bit unpleasant warm. I added a small amount of sugar to make it better. As it cools, I get used to the flavor and enjoy it decently well drinking it slowly throughout the day. It’s not one I’d want to have all the time, but it’s certainly unique! Much more of a beet flavor than the DavidsTEA version has. I’d call this one rather savory and warming and definitively beet.