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Gets bitter fast, probably because the green tea base is not the best. But I want that jasmine hit, ooh baby, want it baaaaddd … can’t find a happy medium for steeping this one.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Dorothy

That is really hot for green tea. You should try it again at around 80 °C. If it’s still bitter, try steeping for only a minute or two at the most.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Oops, my bad on the temp. Thanks for that.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Must get me one of those adjustable kettles some day.

Dorothy

I just use an extra digital meat thermometer. An adjustable kettle would be even better of course. I have to get one of those sometime!

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Dorothy

That is really hot for green tea. You should try it again at around 80 °C. If it’s still bitter, try steeping for only a minute or two at the most.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Oops, my bad on the temp. Thanks for that.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Must get me one of those adjustable kettles some day.

Dorothy

I just use an extra digital meat thermometer. An adjustable kettle would be even better of course. I have to get one of those sometime!

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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