Brewed the tea at a higher temp just to experiment a bit and found the tea to be even earthier than when brewed at 195˚F. It was bitter, but still pleasant. The richness of the tea was a bit more hidden when brewed at this higher temp. The appearance of the tea was much darker this time – almost a chocolate or mahogany brown. The roasty notes, in both taste and aroma, were much more apparent at this temp as well.
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec