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Wow you’ve got a lot of balls! ;P
Seriously, I think 3-4 per 8oz of water is plenty strong – which would probably be about 5 per 12oz.
What can I say, I like my tea stronger =D
I think it’s a mark of how perverted I am that I was waiting for you to make a remark about liking your tea ‘stiff’. XD
How bout I like mine `thicker`? That’s what she said? Adagio good decision calling it pearls and not balls.
LOL, yes we come up with enough innuendo here on Steepster as it is! XD
6 infusions?! ricky you’re crazy. no tea can handle 6 infusions. 3 tops!!
I have a love/hate relationship with Foxtrot as well. I’m not a huge fan of chamomile, so I think that is the main factor…and that it tends to taste medicine-like at times.
It’s the peppermint for me. I enjoy it with hot chocolate, but not so sure bout tea. I think I’d enjoy it more as a morning tea than an evening one.
Calling it quits at 22. 1 hr 40 min. Liquor is light yellow and the taste is light and sweet, but not weak.
21st infusion w/ pot sticker lean cuisine. 1 hr 20 min. The most sweet infusion in quite a while. Balances the insane amount of salt nice.
20th infusion! Steeped for 1 hr. Why won’t this die?
Infusion 19… 40 min… DIE LEAVES DIE! Infusion 20 comin up.
18!!! Steeped for 30 long min but it was well worth the wait.
INFUSION 17!!! 25 min.
17? That amazing. Still tasting of something?
.. I mean “That’s” amazing… lol
Way to get your $$$$$’s worth out of it!!!
@Rijje- I’m just as surpised as you are! Light taste, but it’s definitely there- it is a green after all, how strong do you expect it? lol:) It’s the darkness of the liquor that amazes me! I’m drinking 18 now and will do one more. 19 will have to steep for 40 min and I’m just NOT that patient to do any more after that.
@TeaEqualsBliss… actually I’m getting Lena F’s $ out of it LOL. This is one of her tea swaps. I think I paid for her postage w/ just this portion of leaves! hehe.
Infusion 16, 20 min. OK, I’m gonna strengthen my vertue of patience and keep going. It can take it.
Infusion 15, 16 min. This’ll last at least another infusion.
infusion 14, 12 min. A little darker than 13, and lighter than I expected since I bumped the steeping time up by 3 min. A lighter peachy tone. Still yummy!
Steeped for 9 min, infusion 13 is once again lucky number 13. Much darker than the last infusion even though I only steeped it for an additional min.
Infusion 12, 8min. Back to being light, but still good.:)
12 infusions ! How much tea did you put and what is the capacity of your zhong/teapot ?
Once a upon time, cofftea stated 2.25g / 6oz of water.
@Kaiten_Kenbu, I prepare all of my tea 2.25g/6oz of purified water.
HAHA! Yep @ Ricky.
11th infusion, darker than the past 3.
10th infusion, very light.
Just wondering but why are you steeping your tea over and over and over again. I will do 2 steeps but never this many. How come?
Why not? The leaves still produce a good cuppa! Not resteeping when the leaves are still good is just a waste of tea and money.
but so many times and it’s still good? Do you only steep within a 24 hr period? or do you keep it longer and refrig. it.
Yes it’s still good. That’s why I said “Not resteeping when the leaves are still good is just a waste of tea and money”. No it takes me 2 days to get thru a portion of high infusion leaves. I NEVER put them in the frige… gross…
Well if you leave it out and of course it’s wet you are asking for mold to rear it’s ugly head. This bothers me greatly as I am allergic to mold. Why would refrigerating the wet tea be grosser then mold? Come on Cofftea convince me, please
@Linda, I check my leaves extensively for mold. If there is mold I dump them immediately and wash my steeping vessel EXTREMELY well. Refrigerating the leaves itself wouldn’t be gross, but I think it’d produce a gross cuppa. Leaves are very sensitive to water temperature as they require a very narrow range of temp so chilling them seems to be a HORRIBLE idea. If scalding the leaves w/ too hot of water, what will happen when I expose them to fridged air and the aromas of whatever food you have in there? Not to mention trying to bring the leaves back to room temp. It just seems like an all around inconvenient, bad idea.
I might just give it a try. Problem is, though, if I am too frugal with the tea, then I won’t use it up fast enough and have an excuse to buy more. lol
@Linda, since you are much more sensitive to mold I’d start w/ 6. Why spend money on more tea when the tea you have will last you? I’d rather use the money I’d be saving for higher quality/more expensive tea. This financially allow that treat.
you know, you is one smart cookie, or should I say, cup of tea
@Linda, no- just economical when it comes to tea:) And greedy, I have LOTS of teas and teaware on my wish list. lol
I hope you get everyone you want (I hope I do too)
9th infusion for my mom.
7th infusion 2 min 40 sec. The liquor really fell off the wagon, but I have a feeling it’ll be back. It’s a light peachy-ish yellow. But the flavor is still very much there. More sweet now that it’s lighter.
6th infusion. The liquor is a tarnished yellow w/ kind of a peachy tint. Nice and clean taste.
5th infusion, 1 min 20 sec.
4th infusion. Fairly dark liquor. No longer very sweet, but not bitter either. Nice and clean.
Back logging a 3rd infusion from last nite. Steeped for 50 sec.