drank Vanilla Black by Rishi Tea
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I am trying this one again. I used one tablespoon per eight ounces as they recommend and this is just too bitter for me. I want to drink my vanilla tea plain but this would only be palatable with milk and perhaps sugar, too. There is definitely some Indian tea in this. I think if I reduced the amount of leaf to what i would usually use and reduce the steep time, I would enjoy this more. I really think this will be going to a new home…

ashmanra

Second cup -just added milk and a wee bit of sugar. I can drink this instead of pouring it out now.

Dinosara

I can never believe directions that call for one tbsp per eight ounces for a black tea… there is no way that isn’t going to be way too strong for me.

ashmanra

Perhaps I should try it by the usual standards. It does resteep well with their recommended amount, but no wonder!

mpierce87

I think Rishi has a habit of calling for too much leaf. I have their Chai and if you follow the tin directions, they have you using 2 TB chai plus 2 TB black tea for 2 cups of tea. That is way too much for me – especially if you stovetop it.

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ashmanra

Second cup -just added milk and a wee bit of sugar. I can drink this instead of pouring it out now.

Dinosara

I can never believe directions that call for one tbsp per eight ounces for a black tea… there is no way that isn’t going to be way too strong for me.

ashmanra

Perhaps I should try it by the usual standards. It does resteep well with their recommended amount, but no wonder!

mpierce87

I think Rishi has a habit of calling for too much leaf. I have their Chai and if you follow the tin directions, they have you using 2 TB chai plus 2 TB black tea for 2 cups of tea. That is way too much for me – especially if you stovetop it.

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