made a very tepid cup of this to make up for my overbrewed kwazulu. Basically I just put a tbsp in some warmish water and let it sit in the “warming” area of the stove while I did 3other things. Eventually the pearls unfurled all the way. I had a few sips and its delicate – not the strongest I’ve ever made it, surely. Decided to have grapefruit soda with lunch, so I put most of this mug in the fridge to drink cold later.