TomVerlain wrote:30 grams in one pot - now that's teacitment !!!
Hope bio breaks the young sheung record for 3 months brew...
1993 7542 massive brew experiment wrap-up:
March 26, 2013
It did not even close. Overseas trip made me shut it down after only six weeks.
Brewing such a massive amount of tea presented some technical challenges I had not forseen. The intial 5-10 brews worked out pretty well.
As things progressed, the biggest hurdle was creating enough heat to brew the leaf at a decent temperature. My guess if that by the time the water was surrounding the leaf the combined mass of the tea and pot was enough to have lowered it's temperature dramatically. I got the sense that these later efforts were lukewarm brews. As seen in the first picture, I took to trying many steps the maximize heat. The scale was too massive and the effort became basically a lost battle. If one were to attempt something similar, I would recommend doing it with less leaf.
Here are a few pics documenting the end. Sorry about the grainy 640 quality.
Last pot brew:
The final boil resulted in about 300 ml of liquid. It still was quite potent. This pot probably still could have kept going another couple of weeks.