With my sample bag, I first made this iced with rock sugar and it was quite good. Well, I just made this hot with rock sugar and a little half-and-half, and WOW!!!! This is so delicious! Very tasty. I even made a little weaker than it should be because I ran out of leaves (I think I used about 3.5 teaspoons for ~14oz, whereas the instructed amount would have been 4 /heaping/ teaspoons per 16oz). When I had it iced I thought it was good but wasn’t going to buy it again (Steve thought it was worth buying again), but after trying it hot I think this might become a regular purchase.