just dont give up too quick buddy
bai hao is not some mystical tea that can't be appreciated, revered, and enjoyed if not brewed small pot, high leaf ratio
Most bai hao I have tried, both cheap and expensive, tend to be very flexible. I feel it's actually more suited for your 'casual' brewing needs then many other teas out there. What exactly do you mean by casual?
All these recommendations for small vessels are good, but if your water heating setup isn't ideal for small vessels you may be hindering your enjoyment/tea and shortchanging/clouding the experiences it has to offer. How do you heat your water, and where do you get your water?
bcrav1024 wrote:Yes, I'm finding that the good oolongs tend to be pretty fragile in terms of brewing.
Also...although I love adagio, I did not enjoy the teas I had from them...others seem to have had more success then me