Vegan protein powders are usually a little more gritty and yeasty tasting than whey powders. With that being said, this is by far the absolute best vegan protein powder I have tried, and due to an allergy to whey, I have tried many. It has a smooth taste and texture, and is not overly sweet. I also usually can't stand the taste of stevia, but it has never bothered me in any of the About Time products. I tried both the vanilla and chocolate, and both were equally as good. The trick to making plant based protein shakes taste good is to add flavors to them that work with the yeasty/bready flavor, not against it. Both flavors are good mixed with banana, pumpkin, sweet potato - any flavor you would add to make a muffin. Don't blend this with strawberries and expect it to taste like a milkshake :) All of the About Time products I have tried have been of great quality, and the price is unbeatable. I don't think this is a raw protein powder, and the only other one that comes close to being raw and tasting this good is Sun Warrior (at almost twice the price).
I love the ingredient list on this protein! It's so nice to find one I feel is actually benefiting my body, not adding toxic ingredients. I like the cinnamon swirl to mix with other flavors like chocolate or banana. The flavors are very mild, though, so if you like a really deep rich flavor or a very sweet shake you may have to add some flavorings or sweeteners. There is no bad taste or aftertaste. They are just not strongly flavored.