Phyll wrote:When I use good quality oolong leaves, I usually use them for 6-7 times, gongfu style. To prevent keeping the tea leaves for the next day or next session, I found the key is to use the right sized Yixing teapot so you won't brew too much tea for too few people. Otherwise your next cup is coming from the excess serving from the last pour (which is cold/cooler tea). All this is usually the reason the tea leaves in the teapot have not been exhausted and so you wanna keep them for next time.
I realized that too. I have a 12 oz Yixing teapot that seemed small at the time I got it (back when I liked "black" teas), but it's definately too big. So I'll be looking for about a 4 oz Yixing pot in the future just so I won't be drinking wulong all day (or the next day).