It has notes of and is reminiscent of an Earl Grey but it is not Earl Grey. It‚Äôs not a black tea and the balance is different. It‚Äôs a deliciously fragrant tea, strong on citrus, particularly orange, that tastes less strong than it smells. The bergamot flavor is not as strong as I would prefer and the Rooibos vs. black tea isn‚Äôt as deeply bodied or floral by design. It‚Äôs a good tea, not a 3, but not quite a 4, more a 3.5. I enjoy having it but prefer a Rooibos Chai more frequently. I just think Rooibos lends itself better to the warming spices of chai vs the floral notes of an Earl Grey.