I was hesitant about this at first, but when made with the CORRECT water temperature it’s great. I think 175°F is way too high for this tea. I steep this tea at 130°F for 2 minutes. Its effect every time. Not bitter but you can taste the sweetness of this. Its lovey by its own or iced. Try adding honey or lemon to it. It’s great! I tend to reuse the leaves 2/3 more times!