I quite enjoy the jelly, though the taste is pretty subtle. It's one of those flavors that's hard to make out until it's almost gone. It's all about the aftertaste, which is floral and herbal.
The spruce tea was murky and greenish-grey initially, but once it was boiled into jelly, it turned a clear, pale scarlet. The tea was nice iced with a bit of honey and sparkling water, probably would go quite well with gin.
I used the tips of Blue Norway, Birds Nest and Alberta spruce. It's best to pick the tips right when the paper husk comes off and they are pale, tight nubs, once they start to unfurl the flavor shifts to the Pine-Sol end of the spectrum.
Speaking of which, my grandma liked to drink Spruce Beer, this jelly doesn't taste anything like it.