I like the mixed colors of the brewed leaves. Reminds me of autumn. Which is appropriate since this is compared to an Autumn Darjeeling, my favorite Darjeeling season. There seems to be a high percentage of sticks to leaves in the bag I have, though this is my first bag so it may vary with subsequent batches. I noticed no floral notes, though I suppose there could be an argument made in favor of a “sweet” characteristic in comparison to other blacks and Darjeelings. Very nice reddish golden brown color liquid with a thin mouth feel. Very low astringency. I would definitely keep this in my pantry.