This is absolutely the most horrid tasting tea I have ever drank. Even when you follow the brewing instructions it’s pretty bad. The rating I have given this is purely on it’s effect. I added 6 tsp of leaf and 4 tsp of valerian root to a glass kettle/teapot and boiled it for 10 minutes. The valerian is not really extracted by just steeping the tea. I have gotten good results from this before and hope it helps me get back to sleep when my prescription medicine has failed me. This tea by itself doesn’t really help me sleep, the addition of extra valerian root should.