I have had this tea a couple more times now and I find it to be a very “light” tasting black tea. The leaves of this tea are cut so fine I need a tea bag to brew it. I have also tried the prepackaged tea bags of this that someone gave me and found the tea to be too weak even with using 2 bags to one 8oz cup. The loose leaf is better but I use more leaves per cup than any other black tea I have. On the other hand I have purposely left the tea brewing for at least 10 mins and absolutely no bitterness whatsoever.