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I opened this sampler pack and found the tea somewhat crumbled and not wanting to get a bunch of leaves in my mouth, I decided to brew this “Western” style in my Teavana “Perfect Tea” maker. I did the whole 7 grams to about 14 ounces water and the brew was delicious. Much better than the stuff I have been getting lately from brewing “Eastern” style. I am thinking I either don’t have enough leaf or my Yixing is just too big and I need to use less water. Any input or ideas is appreciated.

Back to the tea. Very substantial mouthfeel. Tasted to me like a good Oolong you get in a Chinese restaurant (where they also do it Western style). I would order this if the price isn’t too bad so am saving the wrapper for when I run out of Oolong samplers from Tea from Taiwan. I think the bad thing about a Western style is the second steep…which I did for 6 minutes at 195 was noticeably weak so I didn’t try a third.

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190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Transitioning from military and spending the afternoons shuttling the kids and drinking tea…mostly Japanese and Chinese green/oolong and Taiwanese oolong. Occasionally imbibing in a Teavana herbal blend at night.

My cupboard is completely up to date. Currently, I am drinking lots of tea from Seven Cups and Den’s.

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