drank Earl Grey White by Teavana
21 tasting notes

What possessed me to set the timer for three minutes? In any case, two and a half minutes is way too long to steep this. It got decidedly tannic and rough.

Also, 6 gr a bit light – 8 gr might be better.

8 gr, 2:00: still fairly rough – drinkable but not really enjoyable.

Same exact flavor at 1:00! What is with this tea?!

If it can’t turn out some lovely, bergamotty goodness at thirty seconds it’s going in the trash…

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’ve recently discovered the world of loose leaf teas and, more importantly, careful brewing. Wow, what a difference! I liked tea when I was steeping bags of it in whatever came out of the red spigot on the office water cooler but I love, love, love it now.

I heat water in my beloved Cuisinart PerfectTemp kettle and brew right in the cup. Never any sweeteners and very, very rarely any milk.

When not drinking tea, I’ve been known to teach gemology, knit, jump onto airplanes and trains at a moment’s notice, watch sumo, make jewelry, read the first halves of many books, dine finely, sing in the car, design webpages, belly dance, learn about stuff, and try anything I haven’t tried before. If you’re a Myers-Briggs buff, you probably know by now that I’m an ENTP.


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