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Made this for the second time and this amazing tea lasted strong through THREE steepings! Not all teas can even make it through a second steeping. (OK, and yes some nasty teas barely survive one steeping…)

I am in love with Joy’s Teaspoon. I will be back again and again and again…

Uniquity

Agreed on so many counts…what size mug were you using to get three steeps? I’ve been wondering lately if I get less steeps because I use a pretty large mug most of the time. Though when it comes to Joy’s Teaspoon, I always get at least 2 steeps, and sometimes 4! (2 cups 2 times)

KeenTeaThyme

That’s funny – I always think I get less steepings because I want a strong, bold tea. :) I use a Fiestaware mug most of the time. I moved recently and can’t find my Big Ol’ Mug I used to use. Boo.

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Uniquity

Agreed on so many counts…what size mug were you using to get three steeps? I’ve been wondering lately if I get less steeps because I use a pretty large mug most of the time. Though when it comes to Joy’s Teaspoon, I always get at least 2 steeps, and sometimes 4! (2 cups 2 times)

KeenTeaThyme

That’s funny – I always think I get less steepings because I want a strong, bold tea. :) I use a Fiestaware mug most of the time. I moved recently and can’t find my Big Ol’ Mug I used to use. Boo.

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