Steep to taste. This tea is fine steeped for less than a minute if you’re in a rush, or as long as you like when you’re lazy and leave the bag in the cup (though i would recommend 1-3 minutes, as steeping it too long gives it a bitter note). Great with or without sugar or milk. Spicy and sweet and absolutely fabulous. 100 rating; one of my favorite teas. I could only get mine in Peru but I’m sure you can get it at Latin American groceries.