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Monday, February 1, 2010

interesting tea link

http://www.freelancenews.com/lifestyles/257842-the-abcs-of-tea

One golden nugget from there:
STEEPING

Here are some recommended steep times and temperatures for different types of tea from Ropes. In general, use 1 teaspoon of tea per 6 ounces of water. For stronger tea, use more tea instead of steeping longer, which can make the tea bitter.

- White teas: 160 to 180 degrees; steep 3 to 6 minutes.

- Green teas from China: 175 to 180 degrees; steep 2 to 3 minutes.

- Green teas from Japan: 160 to 170 degrees; steep 1 to 2 minutes.

- Green oolong: 185 degrees; steep 3 minutes.

- Amber oolong: 190 degrees; steep 3 minutes.

- Black tea from China: 190 degrees; steep 2 to 3 minutes.

- Darjeeling: 190 degrees; steep 2 to 3 minutes.

- Assam: 200 degrees; steep 3 to 5 minutes.

- Ceylon: 200 degrees; steep 3 to 5 minutes.

- Pu-erh: 200 degrees; steep 5 minutes or more.
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