A Tea Addict's Journal

Lazy brewing

December 5, 2007 · Leave a Comment

Sometimes when I don’t really want much tea… I get lazy

Big pot, big glass…. not much leaves, and just brew easy.

The requirements for such tea are

1) lots of water for the amount of leaves
2) for some kinds of tea, water temp might want to be slightly lower than boiling — too hot, and it can be too bitter
3) long steeps, but not too too long

Those kinds of parameters can make almost everything taste good, even young puerh that is usually nasty. What you lose, of course, is the depth and complexity, but if you just want a pleasant drink, this is not bad. I’ve also noticed that sometimes if a certain tea is particularly strong in the throatiness department, doing it this way actually makes that more obvious — perhaps because it doesn’t have to compete with all the flavour in your mouth.

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