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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… :)

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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