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This afternoon, “Oolong, green, white, oolong, green, white,” I thought. Should I go stare at what’s in my cupboard? Maybe something will call out to me. I think about some teas. Dragonwell sounds just right. I think about teas a few minutes more. But I keep going back to Dragonwell. Dragonwell, it is.

I went with the 6oz cup method again, instead of an 8oz+ mug. I have a feeling this size will be becoming my default when drinking teas that get more than 2 steeps. I know it’s not that much less tea than a mug, but somehow I drink it faster and it feels like less tea. This time I used a 2 minutes 30 seconds multiplier like A&D recommends. I kept the 160° F water temperature like last time.

The Dragonwell was much the same as before, which is tasty and enjoyable. I sped through my first two cups, then drank the next two cups after dinner. The 4th steep was at least half tea, half watery, if not mostly watery. I do not think I will be steeping this a 4th time again.

1st steep: 2 min 30 sec.
2nd steep: 5 min.
3rd steep: 7 min 30 sec.
4th steep: 10 min.

Next time I drink this, I plan to try 3 steeps using the same times as a today but with 170° F water. Yes, I feel like each new tea is an experiment in how preparing it differently could change the taste. Yes, I am a scientist. Yes, I’m geeky. =)

- Using a 2 min 30 sec multiplier work well for this tea.
- Steep 3 times. This tea doesn’t take a 4th steep well.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C
malomorgen

geeky is good ;)

sophistre

Good and useful! The former sciences major in me agrees with your methods.

Cofftea

NO 4th STEEP??? lol! Sorry for the caps, I’m just quite shocked. I can get 12-22 steeps from 1 serving. That’s why I rarely have it- I get sick of it lol.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

lol I know. I drink a new tea and for the first half dozen times, I’m drinking it and thinking about what I want to try next time I steep it.

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malomorgen

geeky is good ;)

sophistre

Good and useful! The former sciences major in me agrees with your methods.

Cofftea

NO 4th STEEP??? lol! Sorry for the caps, I’m just quite shocked. I can get 12-22 steeps from 1 serving. That’s why I rarely have it- I get sick of it lol.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

lol I know. I drink a new tea and for the first half dozen times, I’m drinking it and thinking about what I want to try next time I steep it.

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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