I steeped this tea for 7-8 minutes and I think it is a perfect steeping duration. It is a perfect mix of lemon and ginger in nose and flavor. It is a very warming herbal tea (due to ginger) and tastes light on the front end (for this steeping time) and has heavy flavor on the back end. I drink this tea with a bit of stevia, which makes it a perfect nighttime treat. I’ll probably keep this steeping time. I usually go with a little less time (about 5 min.). Upping it was definitely the way to go.