Well, the story I have from the first time I tried steeping is somewhat funny. I started steeping and didnt' realize the bag was resting on the bottom of the pot. when I went to pull it out, I had scorched a hole in the bag. Not good. But wasn't all that bad, I strained it and kept going. It actually didn't come out too bad. Maybe a little overly bitter, but......I drank it.
Hey, one way to learn is to mess up. I don't think I'll do that again, but never say never.