Wayne said

EPIC steeping time

I sometimes steep my tea overnight. Am I crazy or does anyone else do this?

Often at work after steeping a high quality (usually black) tea a couple of times, I’ll leave it in the cup and steep it overnight, then enjoy the resulting infusion the next morning.

My usual method for fine black tea (e.g. DAVIDsTEA Nepal Black) is to steep the first time really quick (<2 minutes) at a lower temp to get the more “delicate” flavours, then do a second steeping for 5-10 minutes and a final steeping that I let sit overnight. Sometimes I skip the second steeping and let it sit overnight after the first quick one. Either way, I find I still have a pleasant (not bitter) flavoured cold tea if it is a really good tea to begin with.

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Spot52 select said

I have never tried this method, but it has piqued my interest.

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AliPants said

Whenever I do this, it’s always by accident, but I often still drink it. I’ve noticed it’s better if you put it in the fridge to steep overnight.

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