Nice cocoa-esque smell in the bag. Upon steeping, it has a classic tea smell, a little vegetal smelling too. Has a classic tea flavor, plus hints in the background that remind me a little of artichoke (comes out at higher temps). Relatively smooth. I made some iced and sweetened and liked it that way by far, would make a good every day iced tea. Hot score 80, Iced with sugar 84.