need help with my milan dancong, recently bought some new dancong. but
when i brewed it taste bitter from 1st - 4 th infusions? am using
about half cup of my gaiwan. did i use too much leaves? previous
dancong i had didnt have much bitterness but this one has bitterness
and alot of throatiness.
does this mean it is a bad dancong?
i had some "cheap" mi lan dc that tasted like teabags if overinfused/
infused too many times,
and also had the "expensive" dc that was nice and flowery, but even
this one had some mild astringency...
depends on the leaf quality, how it was processed,
so you need to go play some more with it,
vary your water temperatures,
(if its watery = not enough leaf or not enough time)
have tried playing with the temperature but somehow there' still some
bitterness. i dont know somehow i felt with cooler water i could not
get the nice orchid aroma..
maybe i should try very little leaves, cooler water but longer
infusion time..so far the bitterness has been a little harsh on me!
Keep the first few infusions REALLY short. I use 190-200 F water, but the
first 2 or 3 infusions are in the 15-30 second range. I love these teas,
but they are very sensitive to brew time, in my experience.