This is an interesting blend of teas. It is brisk, robust, no bitterness, and just a touch of astringency. This tea is in a tea sachet. It is slightly floral and has a subtle sweetness to the tea. I really do like it, its just very hard to compare this tea to other teas. I can definitely taste the assam in this tea. I can say that I like Simple Leaf’s Mountain Malt and Rishi’s Golden Yunnan better but they aren’t blends.