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I am so saddened by what I did to this tea. I accidentally cold steeped it for 2 and a half days and as a result, the tea tastes, well, off. This is one of my favorites, but I don’t taste anything except for a very strong, bitter white tea.

Damn.

Dustin

I didn’t think you could over steep when cold steeping! No change when you add water to it?

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I imagine the strength might go away but the bitterness would remain. I didn’t think it was possible either, but I’ve only done it twice, both with white blends, so that may be the issue.

Dustin

I’ll have to be careful with cold steeping whites then!

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Dustin

I didn’t think you could over steep when cold steeping! No change when you add water to it?

aisling of tea

I imagine the strength might go away but the bitterness would remain. I didn’t think it was possible either, but I’ve only done it twice, both with white blends, so that may be the issue.

Dustin

I’ll have to be careful with cold steeping whites then!

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

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My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

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