I probably steep this a little longer (5 minutes) in a little hotter water than I am supposed to use but it works for me. Not overly grassy. No bitterness. The tea base is good but not great. The treat for me is the lotus. Not overpowering. I do wish this came in a non-decaf loose leaf. I would easily double my usage. As is, it is great for a late afternoon or evening relaxing drink.