You could shake if you want to. but for me, If I put a mix in steeping, I just kinda forget about it (out of sight out of mind), until my alarm told me that a mix is steeped long enough (just using my calendar on my android phone for the alarm)
Man, what a great bunch of folks here, awesomeness!
Thank you for all the help!!
PS… All mixed liquids are now steeping happily on a darkened shelf.