Yeah....I think it is really easy to blame the tea when you are either A)New to teas or B)Really experienced with particular types. For one, if you are a newbie you try and follow whats on the back of the tin/box/etc. and let be honest, brewing tea is not like putting together a model airplane...piece A doesent always slide into piece B....and you think to yourself "I followed all the instructions so this must not be the tea for me". Then, on the opposite end of the spectrum you say to yourself "I have brewed thousands of cups of this and tried many variations of this particular type of tea, so it must be a bad batch, bad harvest area, etc.". God forbid I DONT actually know everything! haha I wasnt by any means about to give up but was getting slightly frustrated as I was expecting a lot from this tea as it is organic and did win the award this year AND it was a brand new sealed bag the lady at the tea store opened for me so I was anticipating an awesome brew session the other day and low and behold I just needed to drop a few degrees and the problem was fixed! I just hope that some newbies read this and know that you can even be someone that people look to for advice on a speciffic type of tea and still have something to learn and still make mistakes and certainly, as I think is a very important part of life in general, be able to admit when you made a mistake, learn, and grow from it! So there you have it! Happy brewing all!