This was a bit of a steep fail but it still tasted good so I guess it wasn’t too tragic. I started gongfu style in a glass mug with glass infuser, only filling the mug to the bottom of the handle. After 2-3 steeps I realized I didn’t have the attention span for gongfu and filled the mug all the way for semi-grandpa-style (leaves still in the infuser but leaving it in the mug until I wanted a drink…not especially convenient but it works and it seemed less messy than scooping the leaves out of the infuser and directly into the mug). It was a great plan until I got distracted shopping for birthday presents for my nieces and let the tea go completely cold. Despite my mistreatment the tea was smooth and delicious. It’s mild but not really boring, and slightly sweet. It’s not one of those mud and soggy leaves ripes. Dry it smelled kind of like an instant soup powder or something savory like that but I didn’t taste that in the brewed tea. Maybe it’s just the thought of flapjacks but now and then I got a whiff of something like pancake syrup or caramel sauce. I don’t usually like cold tea unless it’s an iced latte but I didn’t mind Flapjacks cold. It might be a good option during the summer when I really want tea but it’s too hot. My ripe tea bin is overflowing right now but I’d consider reordering this one once I’ve drunk down my stash a bit. The cute little mini tongs don’t take up much room compared to pouches of tea and full-size cakes so it shouldn’t take too long to find room for more.