First of all, this is a huge tea bag. The tea is whole leaf and is in a pyramid bag. It will steep 16 to 20 ounces of tea. The tea is a brown amber in color. It is a brisk mellow tea with no bitterness or astringency. I found it marked down at TJ Maxx, therefore a bargain. I like it much better than Awake (Tazo). Its very easy to drink w/o sugar or milk. A very nice tea.