I was surprised at how much this tasted like a Dragon Well and that the company called for 185F water, but that is what I used. Just for curiosity, I am going to try one at 175F too. It has a toasty, nutty flavor, but for less price, I preferred the Organic Lung Ching (Long Jing – Dragon Well) from this company. I did the first steep for a little over 2 minutes and the second for 3. I probably won’t order again because I just didn’t appreciate the tea better than the $2.25 an ounce Dragon Well organic.