steeping silver needle tea bag

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steeping silver needle tea bag

by Luvpink » Nov 29th, '08, 21:13

I would like to know how much water and how long do i steep a tea bag it turned out kind of bitter what would you recommend for sliver needle tea bag?

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by Victoria » Nov 29th, '08, 21:49

Is this an Adagio bag? And how much water did you use?

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by Luvpink » Nov 29th, '08, 21:56

yes it is thee sliver needle tea bag i used 8 oz water and one tea bag ;)

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by Luvpink » Nov 29th, '08, 21:58

adagio tea bag sorry i speled wrong

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by TaiPing Hou Kui » Dec 1st, '08, 02:52

With most of my whites I try and brew about 160-165 Fahrenheit for about 2.5-3 mins......Im not sure how much this compares to the amount of tea in adagio teabags as I do not use bags at all, but, if you want to correct your bitterness problem drop your temp into the mid 160's steep for 3 minutes and you should be good to go!

-Nick (TaiPing)

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by Chip » Dec 1st, '08, 09:23

I am guessing the SN teabags have less than 3 grams of leaf in them, so I would try a little longer, 3-5 minutes. Like Nick, I also tend to brew SN at a lower temp as I like the delicate nuances this produces, usually around 165ish* in a preheated brewing vessel or cup that is around 6 ounces. If you do not preheat, go hotter, around 175-180* as the water temp will drop off immediately.

Silver Needle is a good candidate for bags since the leaves, or in this case buds, do not expand hardly at all. So, as long as the bag is big enough, you should get decent results.

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Did you say Silver Needle in a teabag?!!?!!?!

by Susana » Feb 11th, '09, 12:03

I will be honest. Silver Needle is my favorite white tea BY FAR so it hurt me to see Silver Needle and teabag used in the same sentence!

I think the experience, both flavor and visual, is lost in the tea bag.

All of that wonderful Bai Hao, I think, would be absorbed by a tea bag.

One of my favorite morning routines is to start out my day by making Silver Needle in my favorite little glass teapot. I love looking at the needles stand straight up and see all that Bai Hao floating around!

That's just my personal preference. Unleash the power of the needle!

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Re: Did you say Silver Needle in a teabag?!!?!!?!

by Salsero » Feb 11th, '09, 12:27

Susana wrote: Unleash the power of the needle!
  • The power of the needle
.. sounds like we have another TeaChat buzz phrase. Very nice.

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by Chip » Feb 11th, '09, 12:32

+1 ...

I love the dancing leaves.

Let them dance ...

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by Susana » Feb 11th, '09, 12:37

Salsero!

I am honored!

I forgot to tell you guys that I am drinking my third infusion right now!

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by silvermage2000 » Feb 11th, '09, 19:15

I would say 3 minutes.

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Re: Did you say Silver Needle in a teabag?!!?!!?!

by Trey Winston » Feb 13th, '09, 02:49

Salsero wrote:
Susana wrote: Unleash the power of the needle!
  • The power of the needle
.. sounds like we have another TeaChat buzz phrase. Very nice.
+2.

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