It has more of an orange smell than the last T-gels but that is all speculative. Absortion I couldn't tell you because its really not something you can measure actively yet. You can get more powder into the solution easier and the lotion itself is not as thick IMO. Its little clearer and more viscous.
10g if the abolute MAX. Mine went in pretty easily after heating it up and shaking for a littel bit (very simple) but anything above that yoiur going to have trouble.