I don’t think I’ve ever had straight loose oolong tea. It was a lot less bitter than some of the bags I’ve had. Just had a regular flavor, not as strong tasting as black which I think I prefer to oolong. This one had the tendency to get really bitter if overstepped so definitely watch your times. Overall, this one was nothing special. I enjoyed the black tea I got in the mystery bag much more. Also it’s a little on the weaker side. Takes more tea to get flavor.