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I steeped this for 90 seconds, they recommend 1-2 minutes, so I went half way. Dark dark, looks like coffee, but with a reddish tinge. Smell is damp grassy kind of smelling. The taste is mellow, contrasting the dark color. It’s mellow, smooth, and a little sweet, like a blend of an oolong and a pekoe. It reminds me of my mom’s old tea pot she brought with her from China almost 40 something years ago (she still has it and the basket, and uses it!), just very earthy and pastoral. So so nice, and a good pick from World Market!

Peggie Bennett

So I “remembered” the numbers wrong, it was to steep for 4-5 minutes! haha! So today, my second steeping with the same leaves, I did it for 4 minutes. Was pitch black instantly, so letting it steep for 4 minutes was a little nerve racking for me, I didn’t want it to turn bitter! But now the vegetal kind of taste comes through more, and it still keeps its mellowness and hint of sweetness. So even at 4 minutes, still good!

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Peggie Bennett

So I “remembered” the numbers wrong, it was to steep for 4-5 minutes! haha! So today, my second steeping with the same leaves, I did it for 4 minutes. Was pitch black instantly, so letting it steep for 4 minutes was a little nerve racking for me, I didn’t want it to turn bitter! But now the vegetal kind of taste comes through more, and it still keeps its mellowness and hint of sweetness. So even at 4 minutes, still good!

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