This tea is exactly what I hoped for. I can not find it where I live and when I do it is stale and chopped down. The freshness is amazing and I can actually see the pieces. Especially in summer, in the form of iced tea, there is nothing more refreshing and relaxing. Considering the medicinal properties of Hibiscus, I can definitely tell the difference since I have been using this tea. I would never again buy anywhere else. Totally happy customer.