yay got a new kettle for home! it's actually the same kettle I have at work but instead of 1 liter it's 1.7 liters.
I also got a new steeper, again it's just the big brother of the one I have at work.
both new kettle and new steeper pictured below.
of course, I decided to try french super blue lavender again.
and, again, it looks like swamp water.
guess it's time to do some research to figure out where I'm going wrong.
steep time: 8 mins
steep temp: ~ 208º F