Yesterday morning, just like the previous morning, I drank Caravan. I woke up wanting to give it another try. See if I could get the 1st steep to trend towards the unique tasting goodness of the 2nd steep. And decreasing the steeping time did indeed trend the 1st steep in that direction. Next time I’ll try 3 minutes 45 second. Contradictorily, I found myself wishing the 1st steep was a bit stronger this time. Maybe in between will be just right.
I also gave the 2nd steep more time, which increased the flavors. I think it could take even more time without bittering. I am bumping the rating up since I’ve moved from could-be-good undecided to decidedly good.