When I brewed this the first time, I used boiling water (212 degrees) for the black tea, expecting full-bodied black tea behavior. A little disappointed in the bitterness, I dropped the temp for a fresh pot the second time around and was rewarded with a red cognac color and a smooth, tasty cup. Figs and apple are as promised, which I raised with a squirt of stevia liquid. A little sweetness is all that was needed, however. Overall, a rewarding cup of tea. Very drinkable. The color is my favorite attribute in this tea, however. I’ve taken to drinking it in a wine glass, just so I can fully appreciate it!

Flavors: Brandy, Caramel, Fig

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 36 OZ / 1064 ML

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