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