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Trying this again. A little bit goes a long way with this tea. Easy to oversteep as I found out. Having learned that lesson, I’m giving it another go.
I’m not getting Earl Grey from this tea, despite the smell of the dry tea. Its coming across as harsh and bitter, as in a citrus bitter. The flavor mellows a bit and becomes less bitter as it cools, but its still not quite right…and still no “Earl Grey”. Given that there are so many other Earl Grey’s out there that I like a lot better, I’ll not waste my time on this one again in the near future.

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I remember when I discovered that there was more to tea than hot or iced. I was given a loose tea sampler (M.T.W.) and a stainless steel tea ball as a Christmas gift many years ago, by whom I cannot remember. That was the start of what will be a life-long love of fine tea. I discovered Steepster from a blog entry on the Mark. T. Wendell website…and have, from Steepster, discovered even more fine teas and vendors. Bravo!

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