Both of my teapots were in the dishwasher, and I wanted to fill and run it so I decided to do something unprecedented and make this tea in my glass Pyrex measuring cup. This tea has never tasted better, I wonder if it’s because I could smell it even more? Today I got the perfect combination of grassy and fruity with no bitterness at all. The package calls for 1 tsp per cup, but I used 4 heaping teaspoons for 3½ cups. My first 2 teaspoons consisted of mostly fruit, with only a fleck or two of tea leaves, while my second two teaspoons were more balanced.
The re-steep was alright, but was noticeably weaker than the first steep.
I see the Steepster ratings are all over the board for this tea, but I’ve had pretty good luck with it so far. Perhaps it’s an acquired taste? Or perhaps it’s just the luck of the scoop?