This is a nice china black tea. I am not fond of really strong black teas such as Assam or Ceylons, and this is not one. Steeped at 4 mins it is a little stronger than a darjeeling second flush I have on hand. Has a good amount of golden and red leaves mix in with the black leaves. The tannins are quite low. It will not be an every day tea but I will drink it a few times a month. I am just not that big on black teas. I would like to add it makes a great iced tea.