I am a daily tea drinker, I drink it on trips, vacation, at meals, to take a break and to relax - hot or cold. I have picked up teas the planet over and now and then find something that piques my interest and becomes the new favorite. I picked up 8 oz of Sgt. Earl Black Tea and am super impressed. The second I cracked open the foil sealed pouch I am blown away by the aroma of a pungent black tea with all sorts of undertones. The Vanilla and Bergamot as well as some other levels. it literally fills the nostrils and makes me pleased. It has a fantastic color to it and looks exactly like the picture above. I like a strong cup of tea, but find myself using less of this since it steeps so dark and multiple times, this is a fast brewing tea so sample often until you figure out your preference. I have also never seen a tea expand so much. A new favorite.