When it comes to brewing a cup of tea, a lot of it depends on preference. Some people prefer mellow tea and others want it nice and strong.
The most important part of brewing a cup of tea is often the temperature of the water. If your water is too hot, it will be bitter despite the brewing time. If the water isn’t hot enough, the flavors may not come out as nice.
Here is a simple graphic to give you guidelines. If you like your tea strong maybe try adding 1/2 a teaspoon more tea. If you like your tea mellow maybe you shouldn’t steep it so long. I suggest you mess around with the amounts and times below in order to find the perfect match for you!