did i do this wrong?

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

did i do this wrong?

Postby lizzyb1102 » Dec 28th, '05, 19:45

i'm new to loose tea (i made my first cup tonight). I had ordered adagio's english breakfast tea and it's not very black, more like light brown. is this normal? thanks!

Black tea

Postby Snow on Cedar » Dec 28th, '05, 21:49

Black tea isn't necessarily black in color...it's usually a shade of brown. At least when I make it! So I think you are fine.
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Postby klemptor » Dec 29th, '05, 09:52


Be sure to use one teaspoon of black tea leaves per six-to-eight ounces of water. I find that EB usually brews a deep medium brown. You may not have steeped long enough, or you may not have used enough leaves.
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