I’m not going to lie, I bought this mainly because snow monkey was in the name. That just sounded interesting lol. The dry leaf smells tart mainly, if the makes sense. I can’t really pin it down as one thing, the smell just makes me think this tea will taste tart. It makes me want to sneeze if I sniff too deeply. Brewed, I smell the black base mainly with an undercurrent of the tart smell. The taste is mainly the black base as well, which tastes like an english breakfast tea to me, with the fruit taste stronger than the smell would lead me to believe but still quite subtle. There is an undercurrent of juicy fruitiness to the sip, which finishes with a strong tart stone fruit flavor that reminds me of the skin of a plum rather than the flesh. This is a pleasant cup of tea and quite interesting but not something that I would crave all the time.