As described. This tea has a very funky taste, in a good way though. It kind of a tangy sort of fruity. I find it really quite interesting and like it. And in fact, it does (or seems to anyway) provide the energy it promises. It worked for me from about 7:00 AM to lunch time which is pretty good for one cup, if I would’ve had more there’s no doubt in my mind it would’ve been longer. And the way it works is pretty cool too! The energy doesn’t just smack you in the face…..it comes slowly, yet steadily for quite a few hours with absolutely no jitters and not even close to any crashing after, unlike other energy products. So just don’t drink it before bedtime and you’ve got a great tea that packs a punch.