I love the aftertaste of this tea. When I drink it straight with no additives, I steep it for 3 minutes, 4 or 5 minutes when I add milk (which I rarely do now that I’m doing the WeightWatchers thing). This tea is REALLY tasty with milk… brings out the sweet taste of the currant. Still lovely sans sugar or milk. Made it with nearly boiling water simply because that’s what was available to me.