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drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
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Remind me never to resteep a black tea again!

The Yunnan wasn’t quite jiggin’ today. I had this earlier in the day, after I came home pretty exhausted and freezing from the cold weather outside. My feet were hurting from being in heels all day, and I just wanted something hot and uncomplicated.

I don’t know what happened today, but this wasn’t as flavorful as I remembered. I steeped it the same time, same water temperature, etc., but it just wasn’t hitting the spot for me. It was a teensy bit astringent, and I think there was some sort of fiery quality to it that I felt in my throat today. I don’t know if that counts as “peppery,” but I’ll take it.

Feeling a bit brave, I decided to do a second steep of this, and BLECH. Ugh. It looked around the same as the first cup, but it smelled entirely differently. I steeped it for 6 minutes, with the same amount of boiling water. It tasted like a green tea done like a black. Grassy but black, and altogether unpleasant. The flavor was watery and shot. The tea lost all of its subtleties and became a mess in my mouth. I really couldn’t finish the second steep, and I tossed it down the drain.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Noooo why would you waste tea! I over steeped two cups of darjeeling by accident today and just drank it bitter.

teaplz

Blech! Because it tasted like something the Monster from the Black Lagoon belched up for dinner. :( No thanks!

Ricky

I’ve resteeped yunnan jig before. I don’t recall it being that bad. Must be my weird taste palettes. Maybe I have the "Monster from the Black Lagoon’s taste palette. Ahhhhhh!

Kitch3ntools

i have wanted to resteep this but was hesitant because i tend to dislike the way a black resteeps so i now know to steer clear :)

kat

Oh yeah, I’ve found that blacks just don’t measure up on a second steep through many different black tea trials. So now I make all my blacks in a 16 oz mug and relish them once. The other teas I make as 6 ouncers and they definitely all steep 3 x usually without losing flavor. :)

Cofftea

@kat, glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks blacks don’t hold up to reinfusions. Although I normally get 2.

teaplz

Yeah, blacks aren’t supposed to be resteeped. All of their flavor really comes out in the first infusion. :)

Cofftea

I can resteep chais though a time or 2, must be the spices. Good thing blacks aren’t my preferred tea!

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Ricky

Noooo why would you waste tea! I over steeped two cups of darjeeling by accident today and just drank it bitter.

teaplz

Blech! Because it tasted like something the Monster from the Black Lagoon belched up for dinner. :( No thanks!

Ricky

I’ve resteeped yunnan jig before. I don’t recall it being that bad. Must be my weird taste palettes. Maybe I have the "Monster from the Black Lagoon’s taste palette. Ahhhhhh!

Kitch3ntools

i have wanted to resteep this but was hesitant because i tend to dislike the way a black resteeps so i now know to steer clear :)

kat

Oh yeah, I’ve found that blacks just don’t measure up on a second steep through many different black tea trials. So now I make all my blacks in a 16 oz mug and relish them once. The other teas I make as 6 ouncers and they definitely all steep 3 x usually without losing flavor. :)

Cofftea

@kat, glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks blacks don’t hold up to reinfusions. Although I normally get 2.

teaplz

Yeah, blacks aren’t supposed to be resteeped. All of their flavor really comes out in the first infusion. :)

Cofftea

I can resteep chais though a time or 2, must be the spices. Good thing blacks aren’t my preferred tea!

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