By itself, the first steep you can definitely taste the puerh. There’s an undertone of coffee flavour but it’s definitely tea and not coffee.
I don’t really like black coffee so I added International Delight vanilla (2 tbsp to 16oz Nordic mug) and now it’s quite pleasant. Would I buy it again? Probably not, I like my teas to be more versatile, to be drinkable with or without sweetener. But I’ll definitely be happy while drinking the rest of my tin.