I was really excited to try this tea. It is beautifully handcrafted and special, so I had high expectations. I steeped one of the “pods” in approx 16oz water for 15-20 minutes. I used this long steep time because my plan was to ice it. I tasted it first right out of the kettle and did not get much flavor. I then sweetened it a bit hoping that would bring out the flavor and it did not change it to me…I did end up drinking it as iced tea as planned but it did lack any depth of flavor. It is entirely possible that my method was the problem.