This is a top quality tea. It's unmistakably African but that African tang doesn't dominate and the flavour is smooth and balanced without having any assam maltiness. With a short brew it makes a very fresh and lively cup. With a longer brew the flavour is more intense but I don't think that longer brew is needed - you get the full Kosabei experience with a 3 minute steeping time. Overall well worth buying, it's a tea I would always want to have in the cupboard.