Anyone drink strong tea?

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Anyone drink strong tea?

Postby maxman » Dec 12th, '06, 20:09

My son-in-law is from London and he's been drinking tea all his life. He routinely uses two Lipton tea bags per cup of tea.
I tried using 1/8 cup or a little more of Yunnan Jig per pot of tea. I use one of the small white pots that Adagio sells. I think you get about 20 oz. per pot.
This comes out really good tasting. It's so dark I cannot see the bottom of the cup. Hasn't been bitter, either.
Anyone else do this?

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Postby Chip » Dec 12th, '06, 20:16

...ah, tea expresso...no I never tried that, although in the preparation of many teas such as oolong, a large amount of leaf is commonly used but for shorter steeps.

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Postby jogrebe » Dec 19th, '06, 16:36

Only with cooked puerh which results in a smooth and thick drink that isn't bitter.

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Postby kimber45acp » Jan 24th, '07, 01:54

I love strong teas especially black tea. My usual dose is about 2 or 3 teaspoons per cup which I steep with boiling water for about 6 to 7 minutes. I really happen to like the flavor of black teas at that strength. It particularly goes well with milk and sugar too. Mostly I drink Assam, English Breakfast and Darjeeling.

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