Smells robust and spicy in the bag. Taste is quite smooth and what i’d expect from a good assam, it is hard to describe as anything other than “good tea.” Great velvety mouthfeel. The description on the website says it has a “woody” character which I’d agree with. Not too strong, not too mild, just right. I’ve been drinking a ton of sweet iced tea the past couple years, and I think I actually prefer this hot with nothing added.