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I think I let this steep too long this morning, or used too much leaf. It was pretty astringent and tannin tasting. I could still smell the sweet sticky caramel, but the aftertaste was all tannins. I’ll have to watch it more closely, or throw in a spoonful of honey next time!

LiberTEAS

How long did you let it steep? Because this has Assam in it, I recommend only steeping for 2 1/2 minutes… 3 max, because it does get pretty tannic otherwise.

Meghann M

It was totally user error. I let it go longer than 2 1/2 minutes, more like 4 as I was rushing around this morning. It made my car smell really good, and it was good at waking me up this morning, I just liked the first cup I made accurately much much better!

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LiberTEAS

How long did you let it steep? Because this has Assam in it, I recommend only steeping for 2 1/2 minutes… 3 max, because it does get pretty tannic otherwise.

Meghann M

It was totally user error. I let it go longer than 2 1/2 minutes, more like 4 as I was rushing around this morning. It made my car smell really good, and it was good at waking me up this morning, I just liked the first cup I made accurately much much better!

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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