52
drank Butter Brandy Cake by 52teas
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I have nothing to say about this except … How do you brew this to make it taste good?

I had it this past weekend while camping and I didn’t like it. I thought it was the rough conditions as well as the different water. I bought spring water but there was a lot of mineral salt in it so I thought it affected the tea and made it unpleasant.

I tried this again today and it is bitter and it has a chemical taste. Not a faint chemical taste but quite a strong one. I added agave and caramel creamer to make it palatable. I read someone is steeping it at lower temps to combat the bitterness so I will try it next time. If it doesn’t get better, it’s getting swapped/gifted.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

52 teas black typically = slightly lower than boiling for 2 mins.

Nxtdoor

Thanks Sil. I will try it this way soon, maybe tomorrow. I need to find out quickly if this is something I can enjoy.

Sil

NP. I haven’t tried this one but that seems to be the way to go with most of frank’s black based teas for the ones i have had.

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Sil

52 teas black typically = slightly lower than boiling for 2 mins.

Nxtdoor

Thanks Sil. I will try it this way soon, maybe tomorrow. I need to find out quickly if this is something I can enjoy.

Sil

NP. I haven’t tried this one but that seems to be the way to go with most of frank’s black based teas for the ones i have had.

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I started drinking loose leaf tea in the spring of 2013 (why do we feel compelled to mark the date of tea drinking somewhat like addicts counting their sobriety days?)

Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I lean heavily towards flavoured black teas. I’ve started to crave the occasional straight oolong and green but so far unflavoured black teas leave me unimpressed.

I’m learning so I drink them all. Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

Note*: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity.

Note**: My partner, our home improvements, gadgets, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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