I revisited this today…and believe it or not…I infused LESS loose leaf for LESS time. I usually go overboard with both because I like my tea strong…but…I thought I would try this one a little different. This time it was 3 mins or a little under. I totally liking it better this way for this specific tea! Eventho the black tea taste is not as strong the Licorice blends in better and seems a bit more smooth…plus a few more points on the rating for this!