So I tried brewing this with 1 heaping tsp instead of 2 like the directions suggest. Much milder. I didn’t taste the apple this particular time, and there was a bitterness that went away after I added some milk, but it tasted much better than last time. I don’t think this is going to be my favorite. I still need to do some experimenting :D.
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