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4tsp for 750mL tea, Breville One Touch, basket cycle on, 3-minute ‘medium’ steep, oolong setting.

I made this last evening to have after a heavy meal of take-out Chinese food to celebrate hubby’s birthday. He also adores this tea, comparing it to cognac. Delicious and well-balanced, this nuanced blend is probably the only flavoured oolong that truly works for me. (I’ve got somr Citron Oolong from DavidsTea but still can’t decide if I like it. Similarly, I have some Smoked Assam Oolong (!) from Stash and can’t make up my mind on that.) Properly made, Long Life Oolong will delight you, so long as you like peaches.

Rating: 90.

Wayne

I tried this yesterday, too, a cup at the store. I meant to ask for High Mountain Oolong (oops) but she gave me both cups anyway.

Neither me or the wifey really liked this, though – reminded me of peach juice .. the kind made with instant drink crystals.. glad you like it though! :)

Michelle Butler Hallett

The first time I made this, the water was too hot, and I ended up with soapy, slightly bitter hot peach juice. Once I got the temp right, each pot seems better and better.

How is DT’s High Mountain Oolong? I’m mad for oolongs at the moment.

Wayne

We both thought the High Mountain Oolong was excellent – I’m no oolong expert but I would definitely consider drinking it on a regular basis, if the price weren’t so steep.. no pun intended, haha. I really like to buy my tea there by the tin, but maybe I’ll get a small bag of that some time.

Michelle Butler Hallett

DT’s oolongs are pretty pricey. I can get Quangzhou milk oolong at my local indie shop for quite a bit less (and it’s identical). At least oolong can steep two or three times.

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Wayne

I tried this yesterday, too, a cup at the store. I meant to ask for High Mountain Oolong (oops) but she gave me both cups anyway.

Neither me or the wifey really liked this, though – reminded me of peach juice .. the kind made with instant drink crystals.. glad you like it though! :)

Michelle Butler Hallett

The first time I made this, the water was too hot, and I ended up with soapy, slightly bitter hot peach juice. Once I got the temp right, each pot seems better and better.

How is DT’s High Mountain Oolong? I’m mad for oolongs at the moment.

Wayne

We both thought the High Mountain Oolong was excellent – I’m no oolong expert but I would definitely consider drinking it on a regular basis, if the price weren’t so steep.. no pun intended, haha. I really like to buy my tea there by the tin, but maybe I’ll get a small bag of that some time.

Michelle Butler Hallett

DT’s oolongs are pretty pricey. I can get Quangzhou milk oolong at my local indie shop for quite a bit less (and it’s identical). At least oolong can steep two or three times.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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