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There are many chemical compounds in tea, and some more more soluble than others. So a short steep will extract the more soluble compounds, while not extracting much of the less soluble ones. The time when it starts getting bad is a function of both the tea and the water temperature. I personally like stronger teas (5-15 minute steep in hot water), but I ...


I tried it for ten minutes. The flavor is much better - deeper more robust. Try it to see for yourself. Next time I am going to experiment with longer steeping time.

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