This Ti Kuan/Quan Yin has nice smoky top notes, as well as a rich mellow middle note. This tea does have floral base notes and a lingering floral aftertaste. Ti Kuan Yin drinkers must be comfortable with roasted/smoky notes. Not nearly as smoky as lapsang souchong, but imagine a very mild lapsang mixed with a nice floral chinese green tea. A good sipping tea.