Yes! this IS just like the Chinese restaurant tea. I used to receive a tea bag or two from my favorite Chinese take out, but nobody does that anymore. I'd save my teabag for the next day to drink with the leftovers, to enhance the leftovers. Now, I can enjoy this tea anytime. This is a refreshing tea that does not make one feel as if we should be adding milk and/or eating some cookies or cakes with it. This tea can stand alone and refresh the inner soul..