I’ve been drinking this tea for a while now, and find that the layered flavors go excellently with apple juice as a cold drink, or simply by themselves when hot. I enjoy drinking it year round, and have introduced a few of my coworkers to its delights.
Unlike many other teas, I’ve found that the longer you allow it to steep, the richer the flavors get. I have never noticed any bitterness after forgetting about my cuppa for an hour or so while letting it steep and cool! As a plus, when that happens, tossing in some ice cubes and drinking it chilled makes for a refreshing treat.