I tried this yesterday, and found that the peices of the mix were so large, that you couldn’t get a good mix into just one cup. On further inspection of the packaging, it seemed that most everything settled to the bottom, except for the verbena leaves. So I dumped out the bag into a bowl, gave it a good stir and then put it back in the bag.
This time the blend tastes alot more balanced. The verbena is very slight. There is a good balance between the verbena, bamboo, lemongrass and ginger. It is not as spicey as it was the first try. I think I would like this tea to be a bit more ginger-y.