In the winter I drink a lot of hot tea and in the summer I make at least one batch of sun tea a day using a large glass container. The container holds a gallon of water and to that I add eight of these tea bags. Some people will want a stronger taste and might need nine or ten bags but I prefer something that's right on the edge of being strong. The bags are individually wrapped in paper which I see as a huge waste; the paper doesn't really do much to protect the flavor of the tea nor are the wrappers strong enough to stay on the tea bag if you are taking them with you in a plastic bag. Lipton has a lot of tea blends to choose from, some of them are a little better for making iced tea than others but considering the amount of tea I make a week this is the most economical way to go and everyone loves the taste of it. Compared to the single iced tea bags that Lipton makes, I like the flavor of using eight of these bags to one of those bags. The flavor is more defined and crisp but if you don't have a lot of sun hitting the water (if you are using an outdoor method) then you are going to get a weaker tasting tea. In the winter when I make iced tea with these I have to boil water in a large pot then add the tea bags and allow it to come to room temperature before refrigerating it. If you are a tea snob chances are you aren't going to like how the flavor develops on the Orange Pekoe; even if you let it steep for five minutes you aren't going to get a cup of hot tea that is going to floor you with flavor so it isn't as powerful as their black tea.