I thought this one, prepared stove top, would be a delicious cap to a great 4 day weekend, but I left it steeping on the stove for three times as long as usual because my husband and I were playing around with the drawing application on his ipad! Oh dear sweet tea leaves we were up ALL NIGHT!!! It was full bodied and tasty, not bitter or unpleasant in any way, but strong as anything!!!! Now I know – if I ever want a wake me up chai, steep for 30 or so minutes after the 8 minute simmer. PHEW!!!!!!