I got a quick question to ask, and it's probably a dumb one, but I couldn't find any reference anywhere in the message board so I'm just gonna throw it out there, so forgive me if this has come up before:
I'm about 7 cups (over an extended period of time, not at all at once, heh) into my collection of samples that I picked up from Adagio's website (the black tea sampler with the ingenuiTEA, a zodiac blend, a thing of decaf raspberry, and two white tea samples. Today I broke into my first white tea, the apparently new white symphony. Now, out of habit I overlooked that I had to let the water cool to sub-boiling before I threw it in with the tea. Realizing my mistake, and unable to accurately find what kind of impact this would have on the tea, I decided that I had no other choice but to let it steep for the full 7 minutes, but I have to ask, in a case like this, would one consider using a shorter steeping time or just throwing the batch out altogether? I'm sipping this now and it seems to taste okay, considering that I'm completely new to white tea, but what do you guys think based on personal experience? Did I completely ruin this cup or what?