It has been a while since I have had one of these and I neglected to do a rinse before steeping. I picked up three or four of these at the bulk tea section of my Whole Foods, which also carries packages Tea Embassy tea as well. I live in a good place to be a tea lover! The first steeping was at under boiling water for two minutes and the taste was really bland. Second steeping was with boiling water for a minute. It is a little bitter, kinda earthy, but not very enjoyable. Third steep, boiling water. Maybe 20 seconds… much better. Fourth steep was for a minute. Tastes good, but not as delicious as I remember this tea tasting the last time I had it. By now I’m totally geeked out on caffeine and need to end this experiment before I get the jitters any worse! Learned a few lessons that I can look back on next time I’m in the mood for this tea, so that is a win.