I got this tea in a simple steep sampler. The tea is very aromatic and visually beautiful. My first sip...I felt like I got slapped by the ginger-felt sad that it wasn't meant to be. I took another sip and my palate was invoked by the delicate taste of pears! I cannot believe the pear flavor in this tea. The flavor starts with pear and then finishes with the ginger. If you're not a ginger person-this tea may not be for you. Truly enjoyed this tea and will be purchasing a canister in the near future!