We get asked all the time, "how long do I steep this?" It seems to be an age-old question and seems to elude many of us who are not native to tea-growing countries. Early in my better tea drinking days, I would return from Sri Lanka with wonderful tea only to find that it just did not taste the same at home - It always was too dense, too strong, over steeped!
I am just sitting this morning with a well steeped cup of two leaves and a bud Darjeeling tea (an unabashed plug) thinking that I've been meaning to post on this for, like, years.
Please let us know your steeping experiences and what works and doesn't work for you.