3 - 3 1/2 mins is an awful long time in my opinion unless you are going for one big infusion. Even then for some teas it may be too much, some blacks just have so much to give and very fast.
Do you brew just for one infusion or multiple?
From your comments it sounds like you over brewed. Don't give up on those teas yet, try shorter time/ less tea / more water before you throw in the towel. Maybe start off weak like 1 min or so, then tweak and adjust from there.
shardy53 wrote:I will be sticking with Adagio from now on.
shardy53 wrote:The grass is not always greener elsewhere.
I wouldn't let this one mishap push you away from exploring what other vendors have to offer once in a while. There is a lot of great tasting stuff out there!
If you still don't like this tea you can always give it to me
I will find a home for it !