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Long steeping makes for bitter tea. I suspect that you will find that the second batch of tea either has no flavour, or is more bitter. Note that tea making is very depending not only on steeping time, but on temperature. There is good reason to pre-heat china teapots before making the tea -- especially if you live in a country like England where room ...


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I've never had an issue reusing anything that's real tea (black, oolong, green). Perhaps there is another factor here? If you're black tea is coming out of a tea bag, or a lower "grade" then the green tea leaves you're using that might be a reason that it isn't coming out desirably. Generally speaking it's an issue of grade rather than the type of tea. The ...


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I know that with pu'er tea (not a green tea), they rinse and 'awaken' the tea with the hot water first - dumping out the first brew (seemed like a waste to me). They say the 2nd is good, but the 3rd cup and on is much better ! I never noticed the color of my green tea changing, but I must admit i like the second pot better than the first - when re-brewing ...


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If you are washing it every day, you should only need to use a kitchen sponge after beating out the leaves lightly. You should not need vinegar and should never use bleach, as bleach can cause many metals to rust. if this strainer was sold with the teapot, treat it like gold - sometimes it can be hard to find a strainer that fits in your tea pot PERFECTLY ...


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In Turkey, we have a two-pot system (çaydanlık) for making black tea. Lower pot is used to boil the water, while upper pot contains the loose tea. This helps the tea leaves to get somewhat conditioned before steeping. Boiled water is poured over the loose tea, then steeped for about 15 mins. The lower pot keeps the upper pot warm enough to help release ...


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From my brief experience, I put my tea bag in the pot, pour a cup of tap water (room temperature) and heat until the boiling point - this gets me a better tasting tea from cheap tea bags (English Breakfast, Earl Grey - or so said in the box). When I got loose tea leaves (Twinings Earl Grey and English Breakfast caddies) I tried the same and the result ...



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