This is my favorite black tea. My husband and I visited Kenya in 2004 and this was the tea we drank while there. We brought some home as a gift, but soon found that teas we drank previously paled in comparison. It smells earthy, brews beautifully and tastes lovlier the stronger you brew it. It is never harsh or bitter, and in truth Ketepa Pride has ruined me for most other black teas. I seek it high and low, panic when my stash is running low and often carry it with me when traveling.