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drank Mount Everest Breakfast by Souvia
8 tasting notes

Well it’s raining in Oklahoma City so a black tea it is. I’m drinking Mount Everest which I picked up from Souvia Teas in Phoenix, AZ during Christmas. Turns out this amazing store was across the street from where I was staying, so I couldn’t help but to indulge myself.
I just started drinking this tea and I don’t normally drink black tea so I steeped it for five minutes even which I think may have been a little bit to long. On my next steep I will try four and a half minutes, and if that doesn’t taste right I will try four minutes. Again I’m new to the black tea, so any suggestions would be helpful.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
mpierce87

I usually steep my black tea for 3-3:30 minutes. I find that anything over 4 tends to be bitter or overly strong. Hope this helps a bit.

Josh

Well I usually make a large cups of tea, that’s why I give it the extra minute or two. Thank you for the info, I will try three and a half minutes on my re-steep.

Erin

If you’re looking to experiment with black tea steeping times, definitely stick to the shorter end of the spectrum. Nothing’s worse than bitter, over steeped black tea. Also, welcome to Steepster! It’s a great site here.

Josh

Thanks Erin. I will keep that in mind, and yes I am enjoying this site so much and I’ve only been here for barely even a day.

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mpierce87

I usually steep my black tea for 3-3:30 minutes. I find that anything over 4 tends to be bitter or overly strong. Hope this helps a bit.

Josh

Well I usually make a large cups of tea, that’s why I give it the extra minute or two. Thank you for the info, I will try three and a half minutes on my re-steep.

Erin

If you’re looking to experiment with black tea steeping times, definitely stick to the shorter end of the spectrum. Nothing’s worse than bitter, over steeped black tea. Also, welcome to Steepster! It’s a great site here.

Josh

Thanks Erin. I will keep that in mind, and yes I am enjoying this site so much and I’ve only been here for barely even a day.

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I’m 25, and am currently an unemployed Photographer. I am very much into computers and video games, it’s actually more like an addiction.

I’m a used to be soda drinker trying to live a healthier life. My journey has thus far brought me to tea shops all the way from San Francisco to Chicago and a couple of places in between and I am constantly amazed by what I find.

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