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looseTman said

Recommended full-bodied & smooth Multiple Infusion Teas (MITs)

1. Which full-bodied & smooth teas are recommended for multiple infusions?
2. Which of these MITs are still full-bodied after the initial infusion?
3. What’s the maximum recommended number of infusions that still provides a full-bodied cup of tea? Thanks!

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http://www.majaniteas.com/ White, Green, Oolong all have at least 3 full bodied infusions…I am not sure how many equally bodied infusions, but all are smooth (as are the 2 blacks). I usually steep until there is no flavor, so I think of things in the process slightly diffrently after that point, but have gotten 5+ from the white and 7+ from both green and oolong

looseTman said

Are there particular MITs you recommend as being both full-bodied & smooth? Thanks!

yes, all the teas on this site would.

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Ah, also Shang tea, both I have tried. Jasmine, and Golden Needle king. http://www.shangtea.com/ both have many bodied infusions too.

looseTman said

Thanks for your suggestions!

No prob. by the way, I have not tried any other Shang teas yet, so in no way indicating that others from the company don’t…just speaking from experience.

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mrmopar said

any pu-erh sheng or shu will take multiple infusions gong fu style at least 5 times. some of these i have gone 10 or more with a yixing or gaiwan. usually the color lets me know when it is done.

looseTman said

Per Steepster, there are:
– 76 pu-erh sheng
– 86 pu-erh shu
– 172 yixing
– 254 gaiwan
from which to choose.

Since I have no previous experience with these types of teas, are there reasonably priced MITs you recommend as being both full-bodied & smooth? Thanks!

mrmopar said

a menghai, haiwan, cnnp or yiwu pu-erh tea will take nultiple infusions. for a smooth one i would recommend an aged sheng from one of these producers or a shu from any at 2 to 3 least years old.

looseTman said

Steepster search results for Menghai, Haiwan, Cnnp, & Yiwu:

Aged Sheng
1. Menghai 1989 8972 Sheng Pu-erh Menghai Tea Factory
2. 1990s Menghai 9062-300g Zhuancha The Essence of Tea
3. 2005 ‘Early Spring’ Sheng Tuo Menghai Tea Factory
4. 2007 Menghai “Silver Dayi” Sheng Pu-Erh Norbu Tea
5. Menghai Green Brick The Mandarin’s Tea Room
6. 1990’s Small Yellow Label The Essence of Tea
7. 2006 Haiwan “Purple Bud” Sheng Puerh
8. 1980s Xiaguan Bamboo-wrapped Sheng Puerh Tuocha, The Essence of Tea
9. 1990’s Small Yellow Label, The Essence of Tea
10. Che Shun Hao Yiwu Been (’04 Stone Pressed Sheng), The Phoenix Collection

Pu-erh Shu
1. 2011 7592 101 Ripe Pu-erh Tea cake * 357 grams Menghai Tea Factory
2. 2006 Haiwan ‘Peacock Quest’ 250 g Shu Pu-Erh Tea Brick Norbu Tea
3. 2010 Fall – Pasha Zhong Zhai Mao Cha – Loose Pu-Erh Tea Norbu Tea
4. 2007 Dayi 7572 Shu Menghai Tea Factory
5. 2007 Guoyan “Star of Bu Lang” Raw Pu-erh Yunnan Sourcing
6. 2011 Haiwan Lao Tongzhi – Classic 1999 100g Ripe Pu-Erh Tea Cake Norbu Tea
7. 2007 Organic Menghai Banzhang Old Tree Pu-erh PuerhShop.com
8. 2009 Gu Shu Lan Xiang Yunnan Sourcing
9. 2006 Gotheborg 7364 Pu-erh Tuocha, PuerhShop.com
10. 2001 Menghai Factory “Lu Yin” 7572 Recipe Ripe Bingcha, Yunnan Sourcing
11. 2010 Ye Zhuang Shuang Li “Yu Gong Jin Zhuan” Ripe Pu-erh, Yunnan Sourcing
12. 2010 Haiwan Pu-erh Square Tea Brick 100g Haiwan Tea Factory ripe
13. 2006 Haiwan ‘Peacock Quest’ 250 g Shu Pu-Erh Tea Brick Norbu Tea
14. 2004 Shen Shan Lao Shu Haiwan Tea Factory
15. 2011 Haiwan Lao Tongzhi – Classic 1999 100g Ripe Pu-Erh Tea Cake Norbu Tea
16. 2001 Bulang Shu CNNP
17. 2000yr Yunnan CNNP Pu’er Tea 357g/Cake Ripe/Shu/Cooked yunnan cnnp
18. 2005yr Yunnan CNNP Pu’er Tea 400g/Cake Ripe/Cooked/Shu yunnan cnnp
19. 2002 Yunnan Puerh Brick Shu 7581 for Frech Export by CNNP Life In Teacup
20. 2002 Ke Yi Xing-Pu-erh Sheng Zhuan-Raw Tea Brick ESGREEN

Questions:
1. Are there any other Menghai, Haiwan, Cnnp, & Yiwu MITs that should be included in this list?
2. Which of the above results represents the best value – quality/price ratio?

Thank you!

mrmopar said

looseTman if you will follow me i will help you the best i can( this will allow us to message without tying up the discussion board). i have just started following you.

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Denny said

So Rooibos and Mate are not generally considered Mits?

mrmopar said

i have no experience with those types so i would be unable to help you.

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I just sampled greens from both Rishi and Little Red Cup, both had at least 2 bodied infusions.

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looseTman said

Anyone else wish to chime in?

Which full-bodied smooth teas that are recommended for multiple infusions are also an excellent value – quality/price ratio?

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david said

I usually get a good 2 (maybe 3) solid infusions from a very good Yunnan black tea. My favorite is Da Hong Pao Oolong as it infuses multiple times easily.. not sure if it’s as strong as you would like though if you are comparing it to a black tea.

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