This Christmas a colleague gifted M Chinese teas. And a few weeks ago I decided to make some tea..
I knew that the preparation of Chinese tea differed from Chai.. so I Googled it. There was mention of steeping (which I also had to Google) Times varied for different types of teas, the one I was experimenting with was Dahongpao.
So I placed some leaves in my cups, boiled water, poured water, covered with a plate and let steep.
I scooped out the leaves and this is what remained.. weak, warm water. I tried a second time and steeped longer but it didn't make too much of a difference. Plus what was supposed to be a relaxing thing.. turned into so much work.
So to all the tea drinkers out there... what did I do wrong? How do I fix it? What is it supposed to taste like? I have two tins full of tea and I don't know what to do with them. Suggestions?
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