I am mostly a black tea drinker, but I like to try different teas from time to time. This one is definitely different than any I have tried before. I brewed the pyramid shaped tea sachet in hot water, just below boiling so not to scald the leaves. As you can see in the photo, there are grains of toasted rice added to this tea. So the scent when it was ready to drink, I steeped it for 3 minutes, was that of a rice cake. You could definitely taste the toasted rice more than the tea. It was not a bad flavor, just be ready for that to be the main flavor over the green leaves.