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Notes on the 2nd through 4th gaiwan steepings, after refrigerating overnight for iced tea: I don’t know that I’d waste this on iced tea in the future. The floweriness becomes kind of cloying and perfumey, and the clean depth goes away and is replaced with kind of a run-of-the-mill chinese green taste. If this were a tea I got for $6.99 for a box of 20 tea bags, sure, it’d be a nice one to have iced, but this is a much more special tea than that, and it sounds from the website like when it’s gone, it’s gone. I’ll drink the rest of the pitcher, but won’t ice this in the future unless I find myself with more steepings to go and do not want to drink any more hot; then, icing it would seem to be a way to avoid wasting it!

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spiderleggreen

Rare teas are better used in a more immediate way than ice tea.

Gillyflower

I would agree, given my experience with this one.

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spiderleggreen

Rare teas are better used in a more immediate way than ice tea.

Gillyflower

I would agree, given my experience with this one.

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