Steeped 3 minutes…not enough…so I am waiting another 2 minutes…this Primula Bloom looked different prior to blooming compared to the others I have tried from them so far. This one was more narrow and a tad longer prior to the bloom. OK…after it finally bloomed I must say it is one of the most wonderful blooms I have seen so far!!! No scent, however. The color is that of a dark green looking or a light oolong looking color. The taste is much more pleasant than the Floral Passion…Thank God! It’s floral but a little sweet for a nice blend of the two. It’s on the lighter side and NOT Bitter. I like it eventho it’s not very strong.