Note: Next time, 185˚F, 45s for first infusion.
1st infusion: 185˚F, 1 min
Smells beautiful and floral. Still tastes slightly bitter. Maybe I need to steep for shorter. Or for longer. (Confused)
2nd infusion: 185˚F, split experiment
Half of this infusion steeped for 1:00, the other half for 2:30. Shorter is the clear winner here. The 1:00 was light and fresh, 2:30 was incredibly bitter. Now I know. Don’t follow the instructions on the package (which says 1 to 1.5 min).
3rd infusion: 185˚F, 1:15
Now I’ve got the hang of it. Could probably have gone a bit hotter or longer.
4th infusion: 190˚F, 1:45
5th infusion: 190˚F, 2:10