Oh man what a delicate tea. My first attempt at this one I steeped it for 3 minutes, and the leaves were definitely burnt. So the next time I didn’t even let the water come anywhere near a boil and did two minutes of a steep. My cup is still burnt! Sorry Sweet Lemon, but I don’t think you are for me.

SimpliciTEA

Tina S.: I hope you don’t mind me offering up a suggestion …

What temp were you using? Unless otherwise directed, I start my greens at one minute, and about 170F (and add a little more time and a little higher temps for later steepings). I’ve had a few that taste great using this method but which taste astringent if they are steeped even a little over two minutes. I invite you to give the tea another chance!

Tina S.

nods I was using about an 82C, so definitely a comparable temperature. I certainly haven’t kissed the tea goodbye, but since it was a sample it will have to wait until it again passes through my collection. I’m stubborn so I like to conquer the difficult ones!

Indigobloom

I second SimpliciTea’s suggestion. When I brewed this it was at about 85c and less than two min. Very nice, no burnt notes :)
fingers crossed!!

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SimpliciTEA

Tina S.: I hope you don’t mind me offering up a suggestion …

What temp were you using? Unless otherwise directed, I start my greens at one minute, and about 170F (and add a little more time and a little higher temps for later steepings). I’ve had a few that taste great using this method but which taste astringent if they are steeped even a little over two minutes. I invite you to give the tea another chance!

Tina S.

nods I was using about an 82C, so definitely a comparable temperature. I certainly haven’t kissed the tea goodbye, but since it was a sample it will have to wait until it again passes through my collection. I’m stubborn so I like to conquer the difficult ones!

Indigobloom

I second SimpliciTea’s suggestion. When I brewed this it was at about 85c and less than two min. Very nice, no burnt notes :)
fingers crossed!!

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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