It was a stormy afternoon perfect for oolong drinking. I did another smaller 6oz cup series of steeps. And again with this tea, it worked quite well. This time, I increased the steep time by 15 seconds each steep, which also worked well.
1st steep: 4 min. Yummy oolongy goodness but nothing to remark on.
2nd steep: 4 min 15 sec. This one was like drinking an old library in a good way.
3rd steep: 4 min 30 sec. This one reminded me of drinking toffee coffee. Not sure it tasted like that but that’s what I was thinking of when I drank it.
4th steep: 4 min 45 sec. Lighter toffee coffee. Again, the 3rd and 4th steeps were the best ones in my opinion.
5th steep: 6 min 45 sec. Increase steep time by 2 minutes for this steep. Before steeping today, I’d read in my previous tealog for this tea that the 5th steep was where the tea became more watery than tea. Even with the much increased time, this was again the case. This steep is still drinkable though.
Notes: Starting at 4 min and increasing the steep time by 15-30 sec each steep works good. Water temperature is also good. 5th steep is noticeably weak, but drinkable.