beachape wrote:I've been told not to drink tea that has been steeped over night by some Chinese tea shop clerks and a DCM (doctor of chinese medicine). Forgot to ask why though. It is possible that leaves that are steeped over night (hot/warm not cold) could engage in chemical reactions that produce products unfriendly for the body.
Not sure about leaves alone. Just food for thought.
Maitre_Tea wrote: The next morning I noticed that the tea (a Japanese asamushi) had turned a dark brownish-green color. In a less brighter decision of mine I decided to taste it...and I immediately spit it out. I think oxidation plays a huge role in making tea go bad. Learn from my mistake...don't leave tea soup out all night uncovered