I only own western style teapots and the thought of doing such small steeps just seems tedious to me. I like to sit down with at least 5 oz of tea to sip on and the oolongs taste good enough that way and I like them so I have no incentive to change my brewing method.
Does it sound like I'm justifying? It's cause I am. I don't want to be kicked off!
I knew there was a reason I liked you!
At least we'll have each other for comany when we get kicked off... I don't even own any asian teaware. *looks around for TC police* Even the shincha I had last night was steeped in a 1.5 cup girly
If making just for me, I use my 2 cup teapot that way I can refill my cup w/o an immediate resteep. I use boiling or just under boiling & steep anywhere from 3-5 min depending on type oolong. When I drink pom oolong, I let it steep 7 min just to bring out more flavor.
Which brings up a question I've had. On the pom oolong, it says it's made w/Ti Quan Yin leaves. Is that the same as TKY?