I think I finally managed to find the perfect balance of time, temperature, and measurement last night, so that there was no unpleasant bitterness to this at all. So I can now rate the tea on its intended flavor.
It smells heavenly… like marshmallows. Even my husband, who is rather apathetic about tea, says he wishes it tasted like it smelled. The taste, however, is decidedly meh. It’s somewhat sweet, but even with a bit of sugar, it just doesn’t wow me in the way the smell leads me to believe it might. Disappointment.