I hated the first infusion of this Travelling Tea Clouds & Mist. It was a very bitter green tea, and way too smokey. The second infusion really mellowed out and turned out nice. I wouldn’t call the smokey flavour subtle though. It is really right there on the tongue. It is nice that it is organic but it isn’t what I would consider bright or fresh. Not one to keep on my repurchase list, but I don’t have to suffer through drinking it as long as I toss the first infusion 😉