This is a really tasty Earl Grey. The bergamont is pretty firm and natural unlike my Coffee Bean Direct Earl Grey which smells/tastes like soap. Even at 4 minutes I didn’t taste any bitterness at 1tsp per cup. The un-steeped smell is out of this world and the lavendar really gives it that extra kick that the normal Rishi Earl Grey I think is lacking. I’m totally on the scented (blue flower, lavendar, etc) Earl Grey bandwagon!