2.5 tsp. to 20 oz. (-ish) water in my Breville.
I am always a little gun shy around black teas for some reason – I love them so much but I don’t want to make them bitter so I tend to be overcautious with my steep times, especially if it’s my first time trying it hot. All that is to say that 4 minutes (an extra 30 seconds) might make the flavor just a bit stronger next time.
Well, at 3:30, I successfully managed to avoid that dreaded bitterness/astringency. This tea is palatable with no additives, and the smell – that comforting earthy smell – adds even more to the experience. Plus, as it cools I get more of a ‘tea’ taste. I haven’t really had much experience with Darjeelings before but this leads me to think I may like them.
In any case, I know I like this one enough to keep it around when I’m in the mood for a lighter black tea.