Monday, February 21, 2011
The other day I was drinking a Darjeeling tea that was fine, but not remarkable. I had walked away from the cup for about 20 minutes or so, and then when I came back the tea tasted better. It was brighter, and had more nuanced flavors. It made me wonder if certain teas develop more flavor if they 'rest'. To clarify, this is after steeping- there were no leaves in the cup. Could this just be a case of a tea tasting better warm, instead of hot? Does anyone have any experience with this?