This is a great black tea when you want a complex and interesting cup. I would liken it to Golden Monkey, but I really like this one much better. There is a very strong honey aroma and flavor, but a little more natural sweetness than Golden Monkey with none of the astringency. The dry leaves are deep black but there is an abundance of the fluffiest and fuzziest golden tips I have even seen. You can brew this tea at least twice and still have a great cup of tea.