Hi everyone im new and this is my first post. Im a coffee in the morning then green tea and black tea throughout the day and a cup of celestial seasonings sleepytime before bed or in a warm bath. Im a bag in girl ! Is this good or not i just love a really strong brew. Anyone else with me here?
Drink what you like and like what you drink!:) Do you just drink prepackaged tea bags or do you fill your own w/ loose tea?
By bag in, do you mean that you leave the bag in while you drink the tea? I find that that makes a bitter brew – I’d rather add more leaves (or another bag if I’m drinking bags; I do bags at work and loose at home).
Anyway, welcome to steepster!
Are you saying “bag in” as a shortening of “bagging”, as opposed to loose leaf?
I’d say you can get a much stronger flavor from loose, because there you’re more likely to get whole leaf, and more actual steep time.
If you like a strong brew, forget the other two – drink oolong. I found my footing in the world of tea on over-steeped oolong, and in my opinion it can handle the steeping overload the best. Seriously, if you can keep it warm, steeping a Ti Kwan Yin for an hour produces an amazing flavor… and it’ll make you cringe.
It’s the keeping it hot that’s the hard part. An hr for a 1st infusion? How much do you increase additional infusions by?
An hour??? That’s not steeping, that’s stewing! O.o …do you suppose it’d work with my Nepal Top?
I used one of those double- walled tumbler things, like a thermos but plastic or glass, that are used to keep drinks hot and can be taken on-the-go. I discovered the hour-steep because I was on my way to school, and I didn’t have time to steep the tea before leaving the house, so I just put the leaves in the cup. The container actually kept the temperature so well, it was an hour before I could handle a sip.
So, there I sat in French Class, staring amazed at my tea…
The initial kick is really intense, but the flavor after that…man, I really got to notice the nuance to oolong that day.
Is the Nepal a light or dark oolong (or an oolong at all…)?
I’m not sure how well it would go over with a greener oolong, but for a dark it’s definitely worth trying.
It is an oolong, and while it’s good otherwise, i’ve found it a bit lacking when it comes to aftertaste. I’ve tried making it a bit stronger than usual today for the same reason, and that wasn’t a success. It tasted oversteeped to me (in a bad way) even though it wasn’t. I’d just used more leaves. So I think I’ve pretty much answered my own question.
the stash English breakfast i tend to leave in for a long time, but i drink it pretty fast so it doesn’t get much time to over brew and its always in a travel mug so the bag stays in place as the tea gos down :) i plan to go out today and get some of celestial seasonings holiday bagged teas so we’ll see what i drink those out of :)