no no no no no
you guys need to try what i suggest and well follow threw with it. don’t stop tell you get the very very strong smell and if you have done it before and done it right then you know the smell i speak of.
i gage a lot of teas by this smell
---strength of smell
----length it is present " because be it strong it is brief in some teas"
----and in how many steeps i get it " 1st given 2nd good 3rd better tea 4th best tea i drank"
again it does not last long and in some teas you have to smell the cup for 1-1.5 min. be shore the cup is hot too.
no pomp or just ritual here you do get something out of the tea by doing this.
think of how a bee hive smells or wild bees wax.
sorry i just put too much into doing this i guess.