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.
So finally...http://www.twoleavesandabud.com/n_Steep-time---how-much-is-enough-38.html .
Please let us know your steeping experiences and what works and doesn't work for you.