This makes a very lovely cup of tea! Very present flavor, but nice and mild. I added a teaspoon of honey to my second cup, as the tea itself smells sweet but there isn’t much sweetness to it. It was wonderful.
The way I make loose-leaf is to put the leaves directly in the pot and let them dance. This is all well and good for the first cup, but depending on the type of tea, it isn’t for the second. It’s not normally an issue because I drink it quickly, but I didn’t this time and I’m working on my fourth cup. It’s still lovely. Slightly – very slightly – more astringent, but not really. I’m raising my rating on this a bit, and might make this a staple in my cupboard due to it’s ability to hold up to long steeping times.