I would write about the aroma of this tea, but I can’t even open the tea before my nose starts to itch. Then I inevitably start sneezing. I think its just a pepper thing. I’m not allergic to pepper, but there’s something about this tea. It’s a strong black tea base. I sweetened it with stevia leaves. You can taste the spice in the back of the throat, but I wouldn’t say its in your face. To have a stronger spice profile, you might need to steep it longer.