The dry leaves give a light hazelnut smell that is gently sweet. There is a slight sheen on the leaves and there is an even distribution of particulate between them and the other components (nuts, etc).
Ultimately, I wasn’t a fan of this tea. I am not sure if it is because of the Rooibos or the blend. But, when I drank it, I remembered taking shots of Captain Morgan with friends…it had a similar strength to it. I wouldn’t buy this tea, but I can see where some others might like it.