I've gotten settled in with my oolong tea. I've been experimenting with green tea. I've found that I enjoy the green best after a meal rather then a empty stomach.
Currently I'm waiting on the below product to be delivered to me. Which will be my stash for awhile of the green. http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-green-tea ... g-jing.cfm
So I have noticed on the vendor above in the link. They suggest for all the green teas to leave some tea in the gaiwan to keep the leaves wet. Rather then decant all of the tea to help balance the tea for each infusion.
I have been using a gaiwan, and have tried not decanting all the tea. It does seem to help with the tea taste.
The thing is I'd like to use something other then the gaiwan. I would like to use different brew equipment for the green, and not use the same oolong brew equipment.
So I'm looking at this product for self serving. http://www.redblossomtea.com/teaware/in ... r-cup.html
The thing is it is not designed to keep the leaves wet between infusions. So I guess the obvious question. Are many of you keeping the leaves wet between infusions, or is this not a important step?
I've also been looking at this product http://www.redblossomtea.com/teaware/te ... eapot.html
I figure I can use it for myself, or a small group of three people. Seems I can keep the leaves wet between infusions by not decanting all the tea from the pot.
I like the infuser cup. Though not sure if removing the leaves from water between infusions is a good practice, or not.
Can anyone comment on your green tea experience in regards to my comments? I experimented with a regular tall glass today to brew in. I liked it, but too hot too handle. I also used a gaiwan lid to hold the leafs in the glass. To decant tea to cup. I like the idea of seeing the leafs as they brew. Though I want to decant from brewing vessel to another cup for drinking.
So I'm struggling with how to brew the green. Also is anyone using the tea in first link? If so, what do you like for water temp, and brew time?