yanom wrote:After the first two or three infusions:
You'd expect that A & B give different results:
A 5g * 100ml * 15 secs .... done twice (giving 200ml)
B 5g * 200ml * 30 secs .... done once (giving 200ml)
If they are different, how, and also any idea why? is it just because the water cools during the 15-30 second period in B?
This is pretty abstract and I certainly never use a stopwatch in real life but just, theoretically....
Think of it as making soup/stock. The difference of using 1kg bone with 3l water over 3hrs and 6l water over 6hrs. The taste will be different. There's only so much of bone substance to go around
Back to tea, little thing like steep timing, water type, temperature, tea ware material can give you different taste. The only thing is, are your taste buds sensitive enough really pick up all the differences.