Very nice tea. I tasted it straight before I “doctored it up”. There was no trace of bitterness, just a little touch of a malty flavor on the middle of my tongues. A very mild tea, it still stood up well to vanilla coffee creamer (I’m out of soy creamer right not) and some sweetener. IMO this is a good staple tea, and I really wish my grocery store had it on the shelves!! I picked up a tin at the tea shop in EPCOT yesterday, since we were there for a day of fun, and I know that I like the bagged version of this tea.