jayinhk wrote:Are you rinsing/prewarming your tea?
Yes. I've been doing a quick "in and out" steep (I guess it's called a flash rinse?) before the first infusion that I drink.
now, I don't always do all possible steeps for the leaves in one sitting (though the leaves don't usually last out a day). am I detracting from the later infusions by doing this? should I "rewarm" the leaves if they've been sitting for a while? I'm still learning about this style of brewing, and I won't usually drink that much tea in one sitting. (tends to mess with my sleep, even if a tea session is early in the morning)
I DO warm the pot before each infusion though, by pouring the hot water over the outside of it.