trallis wrote:No, the dragon well is fresh.. I just bought it. I dont know if its good dragon well.. I'm immunosupressed so my docs will only let me drink name brand stuff that comes from a package ie no independent tea farms in japan.. So i grabbed the rishi. I'm sure i'll still be able to get a good cup of tea out of it
hmm...why not name brand teas from Japan? Japanese tea packaging is very good and Japan has strict food safety guidelines equivalent or better than those in the United States and Europe. Do ask your Doctor about it, it's probably worth bringing up
For this dragon well, like others have said I think the first thing to try is a bigger pot, that's a very high leaf:water ratio for Chinese greens.
edit - I did some browsing to see why tea could be an issue for immunosupressed patients and found (on PubMed) documented cases of B. Cereus infection from drinking tea. The patients were using commercially available, individually packaged tea bags.
They also found that boiling the tea for 1 minute sterilized it effectively. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/10/1536.long
here's a link if you want more information.