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I’m usually never in the mood to drink gunpowder. In the tin, it smells a little like animal dung and in the cup it tastes like tobacco. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, or maybe I just haven’t found the right occasion for it yet. Any suggestions?
What’s the lowest time you have tried steeping it for!?
Whoa, yeah… try anywhere from 30 sec to 3 min.
The lowest I’ve tried is 3 minutes (I got distracted and let it oversteep this time). I’ll try even lower, thanks!
Yea…I’d try 1.5 to 2 mins maybe…you might just like it on the lighter side and not as hardcore, ya know!? I had to ‘mess’ with it a little bit too before finding my personal comfort zone.
It’s just this particular gunpowder is very basic and totally lacks any complexity, you can do very little to improve it, I usually brew it for 3 mins at 180F though. Try other vendors and Temple of Heaven grade in particular.
Hee hee hee. You said dung.
I’m not really a huge fan of gunpowder tea either.
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