I love this tea. I'm currently doing a liver cleanse as all my symptoms indicate liver problems (possibly fatty liver caused by the steroid medication I was on 4 years ago). I drink two large bowls of this tea per day, plus a few other teas and tinctures. Unlike green tea, this one can be steeped for 5 minutes and does not give a bitter taste at all. I prefer to steep my teas in very hot water for 1 to 3 min. After that, it is said that most herbs release toxins and even carcinogens from overcooking the herb. I'm not sure how that works but this info has been invaluable to me as I do find as a rule that the taste becomes unpalatable when herbs are steeped longer duration. This tea promotes gentle detox however the side effects from a deep liver cleanse are extreme for me. Currently taking a 4 day break from detoxing and will start again for another round. My mind and body became impaired, listless, depressed and apathetic. Everyone is different, but if this means I'll be healed and normal again afterwards then it's worth it. For those who are going thru similar symptoms: yesterday when I was mentally at my worst, I found my bottle of activated charcoal and took one cap and 1 hour later my mind was restored to peace and my body was finally able to rest. (I have not been able to sleep more than 4-6 hours every other night while doing the cleanse). I hope this helps someone out there, it gets better.