Cole wrote:Hey, sherubtse!
The O-cha powdered sencha smells (and tastes) exactly like freshly ground leaf, which can be a bit overwhelming if you've never tasted kratom or eaten a handful of fresh green leaves before . I haven't tried this year's "new and improved formula" (so take my comments with a grain of salt), but last year's aroma was a little intense at first. I've grown to enjoy its character, but if you're using it just for drinking, I'd probably recommend you start with Den's. O-cha's organic powder might be different, but Dens 30g version is a bit smoother and has a very nice sweetness to it (for half the price).
Can't beat o-cha's for smoothies and overall value, though!