The black tea in this blend was more mild-medium than expected. The flavors came across with more mineral and roasted flavors like an oolong instead of a dark black. However, the interaction of the ginger made it taste more medicinal, something you would drink for the effect and not the taste. I rarely take sweeteners in my tea, but this works better sweetened and iced.
I have to admit - I never thought anything would take the place of "Paris" as my favorite tea but Blue Ginger just did it! What a wonderfully aromatic, smooth, full-bodied tea.