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drank Cranberry Black Tea by 52teas
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I think I’ve finally found the perfect way to brew this tea. A slightly lower temp (200 F) and steeping for just 2 1/2 minutes produces a very flavorful brew. It’s very, VERY good.

The cranberry is tart with hints of sweetness that weave their way in and out. The black tea is not so harsh with this lower brew temperature, and I think that is what troubled me so the first couple of times that I tried it. With some blends, the black tea base from 52Teas just works very well, but, with others, it comes off as harsh. With the cranberry, it came off as a little bitter and astringent. But, when I tweaked the brew time and temp, it produced a very flavorful cup without bitterness and very little astringency. Very pleasant.

Angrboda

I just had a cup of this too. You totally inspired me.

LiberTEAS

I was so very happy with this particular brewing. My first couple of infusions, including my infusion for iced tea, did not work out quite as well as I found the black tea base to be a bit too much for me, but when I lowered the temp and steeping time, it was SO GOOD.

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Angrboda

I just had a cup of this too. You totally inspired me.

LiberTEAS

I was so very happy with this particular brewing. My first couple of infusions, including my infusion for iced tea, did not work out quite as well as I found the black tea base to be a bit too much for me, but when I lowered the temp and steeping time, it was SO GOOD.

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