debunix wrote:I like my tea a little more dilute than most, and often get more steeps than other folks here because of that. I usually anticipate 3-4 steeps for white teas, 4-6 for green teas, 6-10 for oolongs, 10-20 for really fine Dan Cong oolongs, 1-3 for yunnan black teas, and 10-30 for puerhs.
On the other hand, I like my tea rather strong. So I never get more than 3 brews from any white or green. And the third brew is usually just coloured water.
Like debunix said, it really comes down to personal taste and preferences.