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I must admit that I botched this yesterday by not using enough leaf, which resulted in an almost flavorless brew. So this time I used 2 tsp for 8oz and steeped for an outrageously long time to account for its mildness. The liquor was still a very pale yellow so I was worried it would be weak once again. But no, this time it packed a lot of flavor! It tasted rich and every sip a bit different; some more vegetal, others indulgently buttery, others slightly nutty. And no bitterness, even after my errantly long steep. A few minutes later I realized I had gulped it all down in record time, which caused me to sadly gaze at my empty cup hoping it would magically refill. So definitely a winner.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec
yappychappy

Recommend Brewing Guide:
Teapot 8oz 1-2 tsp (7g) 3 steeps:1m,2m,3m 80ºC / 176ºF
Although everyone enjoys tea differently, Teavivre has amazing guidelines that people tend to say work very well.

Alysha

I originally did 1.5 tsp for at least 3 min but still found it too mild. But this time it was perfect so maybe I should just go with the higher suggested amount right off the bat.

ashmanra

My hubby and I love this one, especially with Asian buffet take out! I have to make two 22ounce steeps and we finish it all off!

Alysha

That sounds yummy! It seems like it would pair well with food.

sherapop

I also underleafed this one. I think that I need to use about twice as much to get some real flavor into the brew…

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yappychappy

Recommend Brewing Guide:
Teapot 8oz 1-2 tsp (7g) 3 steeps:1m,2m,3m 80ºC / 176ºF
Although everyone enjoys tea differently, Teavivre has amazing guidelines that people tend to say work very well.

Alysha

I originally did 1.5 tsp for at least 3 min but still found it too mild. But this time it was perfect so maybe I should just go with the higher suggested amount right off the bat.

ashmanra

My hubby and I love this one, especially with Asian buffet take out! I have to make two 22ounce steeps and we finish it all off!

Alysha

That sounds yummy! It seems like it would pair well with food.

sherapop

I also underleafed this one. I think that I need to use about twice as much to get some real flavor into the brew…

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I recently discovered loose leaf after a long and uninspiring relationship with teabags. I’ve been in love ever since (sorry bags, I just don’t feel that spark anymore).

Food is a passion for me and my love of scents and flavors has translated into an excitement for trying new teas. I’m trying to expand my palate with all different types, and currently my favorites are oolongs and greens.

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