Strong tea aroma for the dry leaves, light and crisp, too. Steeped, it is a very good tea. I tasted assam pretty strongly I think, but since I have not had many oolongs yet, I think I may also having been tasting the oolong as well. We took it with milk and a little sugar. It is smooth, no bitterness, low astringency in spite of being rated as a 2 on their scale. A light clean cup. I liked it for afternoon tea time, but would not want it as my hearty breakfast cup.