William wrote:How many ml of water did you use and at what temperature?
it is a 120mL Gaiwan, and I usually brew Oolongs at just below boiling, so I poor from kettle into a pyrex measure jug, swirl for a number of seconds and then poor onto tea. I have used a thermometer to guage the time it takes for the water to cool in that jug so I tend to be confident about temperature. So I may lower the temperature a bit more next time.
MIKE_B wrote:Maybe a little less leaf. I bet if you used a scale you'd find you used more than just a "few grams".
Might just be the tea, though.
Yea, I think I'll use the scales like I usually would (no idea why I didnt this time). What gram would you suggest, 3-5?
ethan wrote:If tea just arrived in foil or whatever, you might want to transfer it to a ceramic container & let it rest for a week before using it. Sometimes helps. Everyone finds his own preferences but you might want to look at the tea, smell it etc. If it is greener, you might lower your temperature, ....
It comes in brown paper, not a foil, but that could be an issue I guess. Any tips on containers? I have so much tea I don't think I could use so many containers, but for the more sensitive and/or expensive teas I guess it could be an idea. It also from a vendor in Ireland, so the name is probably not correct!