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This blend has got me puzzled. My first cup was perfectly balanced, I drank the entire pot in just a few minutes. My next brewing yielded a bitter mess…down the drain it went:) My third brewing was this morning..boiled the water, brewed for four minutes(thought I might follow the directions this time around…Ha!) the more I drank, the smokier it got and when the thought of cigars crossed my mind, BAM I was done and down the drain it went:) I just don’t understand how it could be so good at first and now I can’t get a decent cuppa out of it.
Any suggestions?

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I don’t use boiling water with this, instead, the water temperature is 195°F. That is what I would suggest. That and steep for 3 minutes.

threewhales

I am so glad you posted this suggestion! I will try it tomorrow and let you know:)

Uniquity

I like to steep my black teas for about 2.5 or maybe 3 minutes and then test a sip. If it needs a bit more strength I will give it another 30 seconds and test again, but I find many black teas are “just right” at 3ish minutes.

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LiberTEAS

I don’t use boiling water with this, instead, the water temperature is 195°F. That is what I would suggest. That and steep for 3 minutes.

threewhales

I am so glad you posted this suggestion! I will try it tomorrow and let you know:)

Uniquity

I like to steep my black teas for about 2.5 or maybe 3 minutes and then test a sip. If it needs a bit more strength I will give it another 30 seconds and test again, but I find many black teas are “just right” at 3ish minutes.

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Steam rises from a cup of tea

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inhaling ancient times and lands,

comfort of ages in our hands.

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Below 10 – poured it out immediately.
11-50 – maybe I drank it, but I won’t make it again
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71-89 – liked it!
90-99- Really good tea, little to no astringency
100 – I will definately reorder

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