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drank Raspberry Oolong by A C Perch's
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My second shot at this tea. I think I might have ‘over-cooked’ the leaves a bit because they’re a bit bitter-tasting, though it’s not too bad. Angrboda, how long/at what temp do you normally steep this tea?

I’ve noticed that, unlike many of the oolongs I’ve tried, this has some similar notes to a green tea, so maybe the steeping temperature should be lower accordingly. I wish I had more experience with oolong teas.

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205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

To be honest I haven’t a clue. Sometimes I’ve used boiling water and sometimes I’ve let it cool a bit. I don’t really pay much attention to that in general. I’m winging it most of the time. Same with steeping time.

IdentiTEA

Oolongs are weird. Imagine them being on a spectrum between greens and blacks. You have blacker tasting oolongs and greener tasting oolongs.

If I have enough time to do the Gong Fu method, I will use 190F water for about 30-45 seconds a steep. I usually do about 4 steeps in a session (the tea could probably handle more infusions, but I’m personally done at 4). If you just want one cup, try the 190F water for about 2 minutes… 3 minutes max. Hope that helps!

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Angrboda

To be honest I haven’t a clue. Sometimes I’ve used boiling water and sometimes I’ve let it cool a bit. I don’t really pay much attention to that in general. I’m winging it most of the time. Same with steeping time.

IdentiTEA

Oolongs are weird. Imagine them being on a spectrum between greens and blacks. You have blacker tasting oolongs and greener tasting oolongs.

If I have enough time to do the Gong Fu method, I will use 190F water for about 30-45 seconds a steep. I usually do about 4 steeps in a session (the tea could probably handle more infusions, but I’m personally done at 4). If you just want one cup, try the 190F water for about 2 minutes… 3 minutes max. Hope that helps!

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