One of the things I love about the Tan Yang is how resilient it is. This is my third steep of these leaves and they’re still not specifically weakened in flavour. A bit, but not enough to be a problem. At this point the flavour lies almost entirely in the aftertaste which is unchanged from previous steeps. Experience has taught me, however, that it shouldn’t be taken further than the three steeps as it starts to decline somewhat after that.
I seriously need to place a TeaSpring order soon. I’m running low on this. Isn’t it just typical that the Favourite Tea of All Time should be an expensive one? sigh I could have lived without having to buy this regularly at $20 per 100g, but I’m hooked on it now and there’s no getting out. Lucky then that it’s one of those teas where I rarely want just the one steep.
Especially as I can’t conveniently save the leaves for later while having something else. Only one good pot in the right size, you see.
I did see a gorgeous tea for one set in a shop window the other day, though. I wish I knew how it pours. If it pours as beautifully and dripfree as my Roy Kirkham, then I want it desperately. If it doesn’t, then… not so much. So I probably won’t get it. But it was a pretty set. When I get filthy rich I will enjoy buying pretty things like that just to see if they’re useful without regard to the waste of money if they’re not.