I was pleasantly surprised at the full taste of the Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea. I do not tend to use loose leaf tea. I am glad that I made the exception and ordered this tea. Many black teas have an after taste of which i am not fond. This tea has a pleasant taste that carries beyond the sip of tea and lingers. The tea is smooth and just the right amount of sweet. It is a flavorful and pleasing tea.