I’ve been using this for awhile as added to Earl Grey, but I figured I might as well try it by itself. I used not too hot water, but also not much leaf. The result was drinkable and it didn’t have a bad flavor, just not one to grab me and say drink more. I’m wondering if maybe it was lacking in flavor, but then the flavor that I had wasn’t all that much to shout about. I suppose I’ll have to experiment some more to see if I can get the essence of this tea to come out better.