Finished my sample of this last night, and stuck the third steep in the refrigerator to save for today… wow! So glad I did that, because this last steep chilled is incredibly delicious. Sweet, and honeyed, and yes the pear is still there. I highly recommend this as an iced tea – strongly flavored, no sweetener needed! Bumping the rating a bit for longevity/endurance, three steeps is a lot for flavored tea in my experience.