I sometimes get a lot of harshness from a hop tea. Presumably it's more of an issue with certain hops. I'm guessing. Maybe a myrcene thing I think? I've had a lot of harshness with Citra hop teas It's temporary but it does mean having to wait longer. Time varies, depends on the hops, hopping levels, how you made the tea. And your taste buds. I'd imagine! I'd say a month minimum and probably two months.
Equinox is on this list of hops with high myrcene levels, but only has half the amount that Citra has. https://tophop.com.au/which-hops-have-the-most-myrcene/
Thanks Phil, that's some helpful info. I think Ekuanot is high in cohumulones too, which may account for the harshness. I didn't want to mess around sanitising a thermometer on bottling day, so I simply waited a bit for the water to cool before chucking the hops in. It's quite possible I steeped the hops at >80°C for the first five or ten minutes.
As is often the case, time works wonders on beer. I'll keep trying a bottle every week.