My brother purchased this tea for me in Austria while he was studying abroad. It is rather finely ground for a “loose leaf” and I had trouble brewing it because so much would leak through my tea ball. Eventually I found something to brew it in and found it a very lovely black tea. It’s not too terribly harsh, though I still prefer it with just a tiny bit of milk. It’s rather plain, but that’s ok with me. It’s a very good every day kind of tea.