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A lovely tea put through a tea torture test today: Fill kettle with water. Pour some (cold) over chunk of tea in kamjove. Let sit a few seconds, pour off rinse water. Add more water, now slightly warm. Let sit while doing things in another room for 45 minutes. Return, pour off first cold infusion into thermos, add boiling water, leave for a 1 hour meeting. Return, pour off the long steep into the thermos, and pour hot water through the leaves several times while tossing papers together for afternoon clinic on another floor. Thermos filled with water, all of which has touched the leaves, at least. How can it possibly be good? And it is!

Gotta love this stuff.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Jesse Örö

Sound weird! How did you come up with that kind of brew? Have you done any comparative tests with weird brews like that vs. “standard” way of brewing tea?

teaddict

This kind of brew is only done under pressure of knowing I have no more than about 1 minute now, 1 minute in an hour, and maybe 2 or 3 minutes after that to brew up enough tea to last me for 4 hours away from my office, and have enough to share. It’s nothing I can really recommend, and it doesn’t bring out the best of this tea, but it still manages to be quite nice.

Jesse Örö

Ah ok, that explains.

teaddict

I’m in that situation rather oftener than I’d like, and have a handful of go-to teas, that I know won’t let me down. This one, a couple of shu puerhs, and a couple of mellow roasted oolongs.

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Jesse Örö

Sound weird! How did you come up with that kind of brew? Have you done any comparative tests with weird brews like that vs. “standard” way of brewing tea?

teaddict

This kind of brew is only done under pressure of knowing I have no more than about 1 minute now, 1 minute in an hour, and maybe 2 or 3 minutes after that to brew up enough tea to last me for 4 hours away from my office, and have enough to share. It’s nothing I can really recommend, and it doesn’t bring out the best of this tea, but it still manages to be quite nice.

Jesse Örö

Ah ok, that explains.

teaddict

I’m in that situation rather oftener than I’d like, and have a handful of go-to teas, that I know won’t let me down. This one, a couple of shu puerhs, and a couple of mellow roasted oolongs.

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I’ve been drinking tea for 30 years, but only bought 2 brands of 2 different teas for most of that time. It took me almost 30 years to discover sencha, puerh, and green oolongs. Now I am making up for lost time.

I try to log most of my teas at least once, but then get lazy and stop recording, so # times logged should not be considered as a marker of how much a particular tea is drunk or enjoyed.

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