Interesting. A philosophical tea question! If I were a tea, I would be a green tea: simple, down to earth, unprocessed, nothing superficial added.
This morning I brewed Victoria's Blend (thanks, Cinnamon Kitty!). The 1st steep was very smooth, satisfying, and tasty...especially for a dark brew!
I was hoping to taste more peach in the 2nd blend. However, it came out kind of bitter or astringent. I used 8 ounces and 2 tsp., just off boiling, for 2 minutes for the 2nd steep.
I'm not sure if my parameters were off, or if it was because of the UtiliTEA. I try to make it just off boiling, as Victoria suggests. However, I find with the UtiliTEA, my dial always bounces between green and red to one or the other and will not stay in between. Does anyone else experience this?
Cinnamon Kitty, I hope my tea package arrives today! Thank you for being patient through my stomach flu!