4tsp for 3 cups of water. You can smell the lychee in the leaves. The liquor is amber color and has a nice lychee scent. I like the lingering lychee flavor. This is my absolutely favorite tea. I drive an hour just to go to this tea shoppe to buy it. I’ve tried other tea shops so I didn’t have to drive so far but they just don’t compare. I drink a pot of this tea morning.