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I like burnt tea

Postby Godric on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:40 am

Thats all I wanted to say.

I steep tea for way longer than I'm suppose to, but I like the taste better and I don't put honey/sugar or any of that jazz in it
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:10 am

I thought using water that was too hot was burning the tea and not how long you steep it. I usually steep for 5-10 minutes. Mywlife only does it for maybe 30 seconds.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Gaucho on Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:27 am

I do not like tea at all.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby BigMcK on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:44 pm

Sun tea steeped all day with 1 too many bags. Pour over ice with a slice of lemon = pure heaven. No sugar required.

Thinking back to the first visit to the South and ordered iced tea. Knowing not that the tea served is brewed with something like 1/4 parts tea, 3/4 parts sugar, I almost gagged on how sweet it was. It tasted like Iced Tea-flavored Koolaid. Quickly learned to order it without sugar.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:48 pm

I can't drink Sweet Tea. It's way too sweet. They should just rename it Diabetes Tea.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby bafcats on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:50 pm

Oh. Steeping for longer than you're supposed to isn't bad. (Actually, I prefer it that way.. the stronger the better)

Putting any bagged or most black loose leaf teas in overheated water shouldn't be a problem, but it can absolutely kill loose green or white teas. would not recommend it.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:02 pm

Is this real?
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:15 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Is this real?

Is this fantasy?
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby mac5155 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:18 pm

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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Shyster on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:30 pm

It would depend on the tea. Black tea probably won't suffer too much from being over-steeped, especially if its bagged tea. There’s only so much flavor to be extracted from the dust or fannings in a teabag anyway, and steeping it longer might not extract any more flavor. Green, oolong, and white teas really shouldn’t be over-steeped, as they can get really astringent and nasty.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Kraftster on Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:58 pm

How much steeping is too much steeping for green and white tea?
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby roland on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:23 pm

On the side of the box of Tetley Green Tea that I have at work, it says steep 2-4 minutes, remove tea bag, relax and enjoy. Sometime I'm not able to relax because of the oddly shaped oval tea bag which doesn't have a string attached to it. If it falls on its side you have to grab the bag by submerging your fingers in the hot water. It's suppose to stand upright providing easy access for removal.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby malkinshair on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:53 pm

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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby obhave on Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:15 pm

roland wrote:On the side of the box of Tetley Green Tea that I have at work, it says steep 2-4 minutes, remove tea bag, relax and enjoy. Sometime I'm not able to relax because of the oddly shaped oval tea bag which doesn't have a string attached to it. If it falls on its side you have to grab the bag by submerging your fingers in the hot water. It's suppose to stand upright providing easy access for removal.

might I recommend a spoon? Would seem to solve the issue.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Shyster on Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:17 pm

Kraftster wrote:How much steeping is too much steeping for green and white tea?

It might depend on what type of green tea. I wouldn’t steep a Japanese sencha for more than a minute or so, as they can get astringent fast. Another green tea could easily take a couple of minutes. I believe one to two minutes is recommended for white teas as well. It also depends on the form of tea—bagged versus loose leaf. There are lots of variables.
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:51 pm

Shyster wrote:
Kraftster wrote:How much steeping is too much steeping for green and white tea?

It might depend on what type of green tea. I wouldn’t steep a Japanese sencha for more than a minute or so, as they can get astringent fast. Another green tea could easily take a couple of minutes. I believe one to two minutes is recommended for white teas as well. It also depends on the form of tea—bagged versus loose leaf. There are lots of variables.


Can you recommend a site to purchase a high quality green tea?
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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Grunthy on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:02 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Is this real?

Is this fantasy?




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Re: I like burnt tea

Postby Shyster on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:13 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Can you recommend a site to purchase a high quality green tea?

Certainly. Two vendors I've purchased from multiple times each are:

Upton Tea Imports
http://www.uptontea.com

Seven Cups Tea
http://www.sevencups.com/

This is all going to be loose-leaf tea.
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