I tripled the leaf and gave the White Monkey another shot. MUCH better!
I'm still not positive if I'll be going "green" for the long haul, but your suggestions definitely helped me overcome the hot dishwater taste I got yesterday. Now I'm getting buttery asparagus, very nice. Going in for the 2nd steep now.
Of course, its after midnight... what the heck am I doing drinking this stuff so late?
I read your suggestions and my curiosity wouldn't keep... I just didn't wanna wait til tomorrow. You people continue to corrupt me further and further.