This is one of those teas that I really like and really hate when I only drink one steep then end up throwing the leaves out and feeling like I’d wasted good tea. So when my ‘try a 6oz cup when steeping a tea that has more than 1-2 steep in it’ wuyi oolong experiment worked really well, I decided to try it with Dragonwell yesterday afternoon. Again, success. This method seems to “trick” me into drinking more steeps. Which means I may now be free to drink multiple steep teas without thinking “oh I don’t know if I’ll drink more than a cup, maybe two, so I shouldn’t steep this tea now” and then not drinking the tea I wanted then and/or not drinking teas I really like for a long time due to talking myself out of it.
1st steep: 2 min 15 sec. Oh good, yum, tasty. Just as I remember it being.
2nd steep: 4 min 30 sec. Lighter yet with more to taste. Just as good as the 1st.
3rd steep: 6 min 45 sec. Noticeably weaker but still good to drink.
4th steep: 9 min. Watery Dragonwell. Drank it, but may not resteep a 4th time in the future.
I’d like to try doing multiple steeps using a 2 min 30 sec multiplier as recommended by A&D and comparing. I also noticed tealogs for steeping at 170° F and 180° F and may want to try a higher temperature water and compare as well.