I sip this in the mornings at work with a bit of honey in it. Give me something warm to chase away the viruses without to much caffeine to make me jittery. I use the hot water spout on our coffee maker at work, I don’t boil. I didn’t experience the “overpowering” orange scent mentioned in one of the comments. I also don’t reuse the tea bags as mentioned in another comment. I don’t think it’s too bitter—am not a fan of bitter drinks and I like this tea.