I do know if you steep for too long it can become bitter, so be careful there but man, this tea is the yummiest black tea. Truly. I don't say that about many teas, but I could drink it anytime. Plus, my husband who's more of a coffee person, really enjoys this tea.
Be sure to smell these leaves in the tin, it's amazing - fragrant and refreshing! The tea makes a beautiful golden brew and is tasty anytime of the year. You can also re-steep the tea a few times over which makes it easy to enjoy over and over again!