I FINALLY got to where I like this tea! YAY! I have tried this several times and not liked it and I think it was because put too much in while steeping and steeped for too long. It suggested steeping for 5 to 6 mins this time I steeped for about 4 mins maybe a tad longer. BUT…I like it now so I guess that is all that matters…is that I like it. The reason I tried so hard??? I loved the way the combo sounded and I totally LOVE the aroma of this one! It’s AWESOME! This technically isn’t a “tea” since it doesn’t have tea in it but it’s a good cuppa…just depends on your taste…if you want to really taste the spice and peppery kick then steep it longer and/or put more in while steeping…if you are looking to taste and combo or like it a little on the light side steep it just a tad shorter that it calls for.