I am a coffee person trying to include some healthy tea into my routine. I tried several "better" grocery story teas and teas from an on-line tea company and found them all to have a bitter, dislikable after-taste. With a cupboard full of unappealing teas, I decided to try an organic tea from Pine Tree Seeds. The gunpowder tea is just as described - flavorful & earthy. Be sure to use a brewing basket rather than a tea ball for gunpowder tea, because the leaves need lots of room to unfurl their goodness. Huge difference between loose leaf and bagged tea.