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The results of the steeps after leaving the tea leaves in the fridge overnight. I’m not sure I liked doing that. Although, I wouldn’t rule out doing it again completely if the need arose again. It did not come out as good as resteeping the leaves straight through. But this set of steeps over the course of two days didn’t come out as good as the first set I had. So I think it is not having left the tea leaves in the fridge over night for sure. I think it is not the tea either. I think it’s likely me, possibly my tired, sometimes allergy head. But I still liked this tea this time.

3rd steep: 3 min 30 sec.
Light. Not too much flavor. Result of coming out of the fridge? I did let them come to room temperature first before steeping.

4th steep: 3 min 45 sec.
Young pale yellow sweet hay again. Good.

5th steep: 4 min.
Tasted watery when first sipped right after steeping. Put aside to cool a bit and see if the flavor came out. (This tea seems to have more taste when cooled just a bit after steeping but still hot.) Ended up absentmindedly drinking the cup and not noticing if it still tasted like tea or had gone to watery. Think it’s likely it still tasted like tea or it would have jumped out at me that it was watery. Will try a fifth steep again, possibly more time if not strong enough. The cup did have color.

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Kryptryx

When in the fridge, was it in a sealed container? I’m concerned that if the leaves are still moist, the cooling may damage them.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I just put my infuser basket in as is. This isn’t something I normally do or something I plan on doing again really.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Ok so I am jumping the gun but this is the one I would like to try most. Thanks for the opportunity. :-)

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Kryptryx

When in the fridge, was it in a sealed container? I’m concerned that if the leaves are still moist, the cooling may damage them.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I just put my infuser basket in as is. This isn’t something I normally do or something I plan on doing again really.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Ok so I am jumping the gun but this is the one I would like to try most. Thanks for the opportunity. :-)

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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

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