did i do this wrong?

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Dec 28th 05 11:45 pm

did i do this wrong?

by lizzyb1102 » Dec 28th 05 11:45 pm

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!
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by Snow on Cedar » Dec 29th 05 1:49 am

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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by klemptor » Dec 29th 05 1:52 pm

Lizzy-

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.