This is a very strong black tea and I’d definitely recommend a steep time of 2 minutes or less. Yes, I allowed it to steep too long at 2 min 30 sec and it is slightly bitter. I really love the crisp, fresh scent that envelops you literally upon opening the bag. This is a whole sensory experience! It’s amazing!
I used the Breville to make this. It’s outstanding. A little bitter, but not too much. That’s more my fault. I generally prefer medium to light cups of tea. The lemony bergamot is most definitely present, but you can still taste the black tea. When I think of Earl Grey tea, this is exactly what I think of! Captain Picard would be proud… :)