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bossyburrito
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10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?
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10/3/2012 9:53:44 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I also get a very slight headache when I drink it. Is that cause of the healthy antioxidants and stuff? It's not cause of the caffeine because I drink Coffee occasionally and don't have this. (I've never drank Tea before)
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10/3/2012 10:42:13 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Blah, Tetley sucks. They are usually weak too. Probably a black tea.

Try Celestial Tea. They have tons of flavors, and are pretty strong. Bengal Spice is my favorite. Let it sit for a full 4 minutes in 2/3s of your mug filled with water, then pour 1/3 milk in and leave the bag in for one more minute (to flavor the tea.) Add KFC where necessary.
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10/3/2012 10:56:21 AM
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I like Black better than green.
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10/3/2012 11:19:12 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?

It's probably the type of leaf your using. It might not mix with the water well and as a result, you wont get much taste. Try going to a farmers market or a Chinese market if you live near one.
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10/3/2012 11:25:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Yeah, I probably should experiment with different brands.
I used less water and left the bag in longer and it got WEAKER. I don't even...
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10/3/2012 1:42:24 PM
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At 10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?

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10/3/2012 2:00:25 PM
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At 10/3/2012 1:42:24 PM, jedipengiun wrote:
At 10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?

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I only don't have a teapot and kettle because I wasn't sure if I would like it.
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10/4/2012 7:39:22 PM
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At 10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?

If you want a stronger tea, try Twinings Irish Breakfast tea. I like Teatly's but I agree, it's kinda weak for my taste. Did you add sugar? Sugar helps bring out the flavor better as well. 3 1/2 to 5 minutes is easily enough, and that's not a lot of milk. I think it's just a weak tea...
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10/4/2012 11:46:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?

I'm a huge tea drinker. Latest obsession of mine... I mean hobby. Yes. Hobby.

Anyway, brew the tea in the microwave for 5 minutes. Place the tea bags in the cold water and let 'em cook. That should solve your problem. Merely "steeping" tea never does the trick -especially if you want something that actually has some flavor. Boiling the tea bags for extended periods of time is also effective, but the microwave is more so.
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10/4/2012 11:47:28 PM
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At 10/4/2012 7:39:22 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?

If you want a stronger tea, try Twinings Irish Breakfast tea.

That sh!t is amazing. just wanted to make a note.

Also, Republic of Tea is good too. So is Tazo Chai.
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10/5/2012 7:27:01 PM
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At 10/4/2012 11:47:28 PM, YYW wrote:
At 10/4/2012 7:39:22 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 10/3/2012 8:33:42 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
My tea was wayyyy too weak. Where did I go wrong? I'm using Teatlys British Blend or something, and I have no kettle. I boiled some water then poured it in the cup. I let the tea steep for ~3 1/3 minutes. I then added a bit o milk (till it was a light brown). Did I put too much milk or did I take the tea bag out too soon?

If you want a stronger tea, try Twinings Irish Breakfast tea.

That sh!t is amazing. just wanted to make a note.

Also, Republic of Tea is good too. So is Tazo Chai.

I agree, that and Twinings Earl Grey are my personal fav...Never heard of those other two, I'll have to look out for them...
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