How subtle is too subtle?
At what point does it ruin tea for you?
Sep 8th, '11, 21:57
Joined: Jul 21st, '11
Location: The Frigid North
Some whites are too subtle for me, but most other teas have enough flavor for me to enjoy. Once in a while I'll get one I have to strain to taste though, and that's just no fun. I can enjoy pretty subtle flavors, however, because my water quality is a notch above heavenly. I've learned to pack stronger teas when I travel.
Sep 8th, '11, 22:19
Joined: Apr 22nd, '06
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji
Depends on the tea and the respective expectations. Most teas I do not have subtle expectations. The obvious exceptions would include Silver Needle which I actually brew to accentuate this subtleness ... 160ish degrees for relatively short steeps ... lovely.