this tea smells AMAZING. seriously. just the smell alone made me instantly buy a tin! i have to disagree with the other reviewers though and say that i think it tastes great even on it’s own! the taste isn’t quite as strong as the smell, but it’s very similar. to the reviewer that said it was bitter, did you steep in 80-90C water of right off of a boil? you may have burnt it causing it to taste bitter! anyway, definitely worth a try, it’s one of my faves!