R. S.,A nice, mellow tea. Has a woodsy, fresh taste that's smooth with just a hint of bitterness. Good first tea for people used to bag-tea: notice how less watery-tasting this tea is compared with the usual grocery store-bought stuff. I recommend using 1 tbs / 8 oz. of water instead of the heaping teaspoon suggested. The tea is attractively packaged, and the bidegradable packing peanuts(used instead of styrofoam packing peanuts) were much appreciated.