Brewed this strong, using 1 1/2 tsp to 12 oz hot water. Intense flavor, green tea and olives. Had a sharp taste and was quite tannic, leaving your mouth feeling clean. Was not as complex in flavor as some other Darjeelings…the tannins were a bit strong. Nonetheless, was a good morning wakeup. Alas, I’m out…so this is the last cup.