I enjoy many different teas. Tis is a great version of Earl Grey. It has subtle flavors of vanilla and citrus that mix well with the slightly smoky black tea. There was no bitterness that I could detect and would be a good through out day tea. In the morning I enjoy stronger teas to get me going and in the evening I enjoy subtle teas such as whites or light oolongs. If you need strong earl grey blends then this is not for you, but if you want a different change of pace with many subtle flavors this is really a tea to try.