I love this tea. Someone said in another review it's their morning go-to tea, and I agree with that sentiment. I'm no connoisseur so I can't offer comments in the industry lingo, but it is not an overly strong taste, no rough feel in the throat, very smoothe, sweet. I don't like many green teas because they are too astringent and often too vegetal or grass-like for me. I tend to like Oolongs. This one is close to an oolong, perhaps slightly more oxidized than normal green teas? Anyway, a wonderful tea for sure. I find a washing steep is good to take out the astringency and open the flavors up.