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I love the smell of bergamot, but there just wasn’t enough of it in this tea, even as “double" bergamot. Every now and then I got a nice whiff of bergamot, but mostly I had to hunt for it. And I found the black tea base a little bitter.

And in setting out on these explorations of the world of tea, I’m starting to realize (and must accept) that I’m just not crazy about black tea — so the black teas that DO appeal to me are mainly the heavily-flavoured/spiced ones. So maybe it’s not even fair for someone like me to rate this one!

I added a little sugar and milk.

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Starfevre

Could be that you’re just sensitive to bitter (like me) and have to steep for less time (I usually do 3 minutes for black teas) or just have higher quality black teas. I’ll include a couple of my better unflavoured blacks in my next box, so you can see.

Maryann

Okay! I’ve been careful to use a timer and not go past 5 minutes, but maybe you’re right, 3 minutes may be better.

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Starfevre

Could be that you’re just sensitive to bitter (like me) and have to steep for less time (I usually do 3 minutes for black teas) or just have higher quality black teas. I’ll include a couple of my better unflavoured blacks in my next box, so you can see.

Maryann

Okay! I’ve been careful to use a timer and not go past 5 minutes, but maybe you’re right, 3 minutes may be better.

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