I have a sore throat and was craving tea. I just bought this a few days ago and made my first pot today. I use a Cuisinart TEA-100 PerfecTemp Programmable Tea Steeper & Kettle which by the way is the best invention since sliced bread and the easiest way to make tea. I give it 5 stars.
Sorry for rambling, about the tea: I added a teaspoon of honey to my cup while I waited for the tea to finish and then poured the tea in. I cautiously tested the temperature, like most hot beverages it burnt my tongue so I added a little bit maybe 1 oz of cold tap water.
It’s delicious and perfect for a sore throat. I’m a beginner when it comes to tea and I don’t really know how to rate/describe the taste and smell. All I can say is that it smelled like green tea and tasted like green tea and honey.
Also, because my Cuisinart has a two cup minimum I always make 2 cups at a time using ~2tsps and then resteep the leaves if I want more. I usually don’t drink more than 4 cups a day.