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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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Whoa! Okay Steepsterites, explain this one to me: I made an 18oz pot of this, steeped for 5 minutes, then promptly poured into 2 separate mugs – one big pour for each mug, then a little bit here and there to top off each evenly. One mug (mine, lucky me!) tasted as I think it should – the other (my unfortunate bf’s) is waaaay too bitter to choke down. …What happened??!? As a side note, the roads in MN are so bad today, my boss called me this AM and told me to stay off the roads and “work from home”. I can’t believe I’m out of school and still getting snow days!!! :D

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Cofftea

That’s weird…

Auggy

Laura, that’s happened to me before! More than once! I have no idea what causes it but I ended up with two guesses – either the cup that got the last pour got all the oversteeped tea and thus tasted nasty or there was a difference between the cups’ shapes (non-matching) so one cup continued to steep and develop (and get nasty) and the other didn’t. Not sure if either option is what actually happened but that’s the best thing we could come up with when brainstorming about it (I think there were some comments on one of my logs related to the issue and that’s where the brainstorming was but I have no idea which one).

Laura

@Cofftea: I know!!
@Auggy: I thought that maybe it was uneven steepage in the pot too. My mugs are identical, but maybe one ended up with a little leaf in the bottom post-pour and kept steeping away. Such an odd phenomenon!

LENA

That is odd, but has happened to me as well. I think the cup that gets the last of the pot can tend to be bitter. I have gotten in the habbit of taking a spoon and stirring the tea before pouring it into my cups. Hopefully it will even out the bitterness and not make 2 crappy cups. LOL!

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Cofftea

That’s weird…

Auggy

Laura, that’s happened to me before! More than once! I have no idea what causes it but I ended up with two guesses – either the cup that got the last pour got all the oversteeped tea and thus tasted nasty or there was a difference between the cups’ shapes (non-matching) so one cup continued to steep and develop (and get nasty) and the other didn’t. Not sure if either option is what actually happened but that’s the best thing we could come up with when brainstorming about it (I think there were some comments on one of my logs related to the issue and that’s where the brainstorming was but I have no idea which one).

Laura

@Cofftea: I know!!
@Auggy: I thought that maybe it was uneven steepage in the pot too. My mugs are identical, but maybe one ended up with a little leaf in the bottom post-pour and kept steeping away. Such an odd phenomenon!

LENA

That is odd, but has happened to me as well. I think the cup that gets the last of the pot can tend to be bitter. I have gotten in the habbit of taking a spoon and stirring the tea before pouring it into my cups. Hopefully it will even out the bitterness and not make 2 crappy cups. LOL!

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I love all things food, so my recent nudge into the tea world has been a welcome adventure. Yummy, too. Makes the death grip I have on my coffee mug relax just a bit. :)

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