Okay, I brewed some of the Raspberry Black tea like the package said, 1 teaspoon in 1 cup (8 ounces) of water at 212 degrees for 3 minutes, I also put in a 1/2 teapsoon of sugar..for the most part it was pretty weak, I got a decent after taste of raspberries, but not what I would like.
I gave it a second brew, but used 6 ounces and steeped for 6 minutes, came out a little better..this was also with the same leaves from the first steeping.
My question is what should I increase/decrease to get the most bang for my buck and keep up the potential of more brews? Should I use a little less water, like 6 ounces per teaspoon, should I brew it longer or should I use a little more teaspoons per 8 ounces? Or a combo of both?
Also I poured the water on the tea leaves, does that make a difference?