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Text Post: What tea are you drinking? posted by Wyrdash
  • Wyrdash

    When you cold steep, do you first rinse the leaves with hot water? I have heard that helps stop bacteria growth (probably something I'm just paranoid about), and might improve the flavor, I've only tried it with no rinse.

    • schrodingersman

      I had never heard of that. I'll have to give it a try the next time I brew a batch.

    • Calcipher (edited 3 years ago)

      My understanding is you only need to rise in hot (read: boiling) water if the tea has inclusions that are not tea such as fruit or is a fermented tea such as Pu'erh. This is not the case for sun tea which encourages bacteria growth.