I've lately had issues with caffeine and at the same time I love tea. So, it's been difficult. Consequently I've searched hard for a decaf tea that I can enjoy, and not found a single one that tastes like tea until this particular offering from Silk Road. It actually still tastes like tea although it's decaf. It's not entirely the same, of course, but it is so close that I can actually enjoy drinking it. It steeps to a fine yellow or amber color. It tastes smoothe and even has a pleasant mouth feel (I've never had a decaf tea that possessed that pleasing quality). I think part of the reason for its good taste, apart from the fact it's a quality tea, is that Silk Road doesn't use paper tea bags, which I've found significantly alter the flavor of tea. I recommend it for those who also have issues with caffeine. Enjoy. I do hope that Silk Road will consider selling it in bulk. I gave it four stars because while I enjoy it and will continue to purchase it, certainly, it still remains not the same as the regular teas that Silk Road sells (I drink and enjoy the regular caffeinated Spring Green tea as well). But we have to acknowledge that the decaffeinating process must alter the flavor of the tea as it removes not only caffeine, but also some of the other important chemicals from the tea leaf. I have also tried camellia crassicolumna, a naturally caffeine free relative of camellia sinensis. It isn't bad, but I would think that if tea producers took the problem of caffeine to heart, they could make some very nice teas from that strain of camellia . Perhaps Silk Road will consider looking into that also.