I had a cup of this at work this am and was able to enjoy it hot, always a plus! One of my coworkers was in my office when I was scooping some of the loose tea into a paper filter and asked to smell the tea. She wanted to try a cup and she enjoyed it! I think I will take her a little bag of this tea for a treat on Monday so she can take some home. Especially since I have a pound of this!!! :) And I have a great supplier if I order by the pound!