This is really more of a personal preference. When you squeeze the AutophaTea bag you do get more bitterness in your cup from the tannic acids in tea, but you will also get a little more of the citrus bergamot in your cup with squeezing. If you don't mind the bitterness you can go ahead and squeeze. If you find the bitterness unpleasant, hold off on squeezing the tea bag. You can also consider adding one to two drops of a high quality citrus bergamot essential oil to your tea to get a little more of the medicinal properties of the citrus bergamot without having to endure the bitterness when you squeeze the Earl Grey tea bag.