I love a strong black tea. I don’t drink coffee, so black teas kind of stand in for them. This one is delicious. It has a strong smoky, roasted flavor, but also silky. One sip even tasted slightly perfumey, but in a good way. The best tea I’ve tried of its kind. The color in the cup is a medium brown. If I had the money to spare, I’d probably buy every tea Butiki has! You can not go wrong with Butikiteas.com.