Ha! That's where the term "grandpa style" is from! Nice to know and good job
Starting from earlier this year, I've tried comparing gongfu brewing and mug brewing ("grandpa style") of some oolongs My purpose is to find out what oolongs can tolerate grandpa style and what oolong even performs very well this way.
I didn't do it on Chinese greens because to me, mug/glass brewing is THE way of brewing most Chinese greens.
In my conversation with some new tea drinkers, I've noticed what prevents them from mug brewing is that they can't bear with having leaves in the same cup they drink from, without having them filtered away. (I advocate mug drinking to new tea drinkers because very often their only alternative is a very big teapot which can kill most greens or oolongs.) It was never a problem for me, because most of the time the tea leaves stay put at the bottom of the cup. Even when one or two float into my mouth, I don't mind.
What do you people think? Do you mind drinking from a mixture of leaves and water, not acceptable, barely acceptable, or no problem at all? Hey Chip can this be a Tea Day question?