Chip, I've tried using more tea and a longer steep time, and all it did for me was make it more bitter. ...I don't get it. I have this problem with quite a few flavored black teas.
So then I tried more tea, but less steep time, so as to cut down on the bitterness. It worked, but I was still left with the same bland tea. I can't win.
Mmm, but I just sat down with a cup of the candy cane, and its a winner. Thank goodness.