I have tried many a protein powder. Whey based, pea based, brown rice blends, sprouted blends. This one is clearly a whey based powder, and even though I prefer to be dairy free, the whey based ones always seem to taste better.These seem to be "fresh" and have a good potency of green tea without a lot of "extras," and over processing. They are regular sized capsules and are easy to swallow. They don't have much taste or smell if you don't open them up. I always open one up before I start taking mine, just to see what I am taking and how it compares in taste/scent/color etc. to other comparable supplements.