For me a very average breakfast tea, much better than tea bags. It may be my tastes as I have never drank a Ceylon that I loved, the same for Darjeelings. I seem to like yunnan and assam teas. I really see the reason that there are so many types of tea out there. This tea is strong, it gets bitter if you steep more than 3 minutes. It has a little astringency, but it is a drinkable tea.