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Had this again today. Steeped for 10 minutes in 96ish water + vanilla soy. I found it weak. So I boiled more water, topped off the cup and steeped another 10 minutes. It still was not overly satisfying. Perhaps I was too heavy on the milk?

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205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Philip Holmans

What was you leaf to water ratio? I usually use 1 tsp per 8oz of water and steep for 5 mins.

thewaterbird

I didn’t measure, but filled the teaball, so I’d say at least 1 tsp in probably 10oz.

Philip Holmans

sounds like the right brewing parameters to me. perhaps try simmering it in the soy-water on the stove loose for 5 mins and pour through a strainer… it’s quite delicious done that way.

Philip Holmans

if your looking to make a soy-latte, only use 1/2 as much water so it brews concentrated. that’s how we prepare our chai in the tea house.

thewaterbird

I’ll definitely try that next! Until now I’ve been making it at my office desk, which limits what I can do. But I am not ready to call it quits on this tea yet!

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Philip Holmans

What was you leaf to water ratio? I usually use 1 tsp per 8oz of water and steep for 5 mins.

thewaterbird

I didn’t measure, but filled the teaball, so I’d say at least 1 tsp in probably 10oz.

Philip Holmans

sounds like the right brewing parameters to me. perhaps try simmering it in the soy-water on the stove loose for 5 mins and pour through a strainer… it’s quite delicious done that way.

Philip Holmans

if your looking to make a soy-latte, only use 1/2 as much water so it brews concentrated. that’s how we prepare our chai in the tea house.

thewaterbird

I’ll definitely try that next! Until now I’ve been making it at my office desk, which limits what I can do. But I am not ready to call it quits on this tea yet!

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I’ve been drinking tea off and on for a few years, but only in the last year have I started to test out loose leafs, and expand my taste buds.

I consider myself very new to the world of teas, especially when it comes to properly steeping, and knowing much about what certain teas are supposed to be like.

After discovering there was more to tea than Red Rose OP, I have traditionally tended to drink mint teas and similar herbals (but no fruity ones), red rooibos, honeybush, and the occasional matte. I’ve only recently discovered white teas and oolongs, which I really enjoy.

I’m expanding my knowledge, trying new teas, and just starting to learn about temperature/steep times, etc.

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