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I think I severely underleafed this. Tea Trekker states the sample I purchased was 14g, so I thought half the package (7g) would be perfect for 18oz of water. But, on the other hand their steeping instructions call for 2 tbsp for 6oz, and half the package turned out to be not much more than 2 tbsp. So, something is really off…

As I steeped it, it had very little flavor. Liquor was just a cream color.

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Rachel J

Also… Though I have really enjoyed reading their books, I can’t say I’m having much luck with Tea Trekker teas. Could just be coincidence, but I don’t know…

Bonnie

Yep,sounds way underleafed for the amount of water. Some oolongs take a steeping or two to unfurl and release flavor. Having a gaiwan is easier for oolong tea in my opinion (smaller steeps with less leaf) since it’s also more expensive.

Rachel J

Thanks, Bonnie! Yes, I am starting to realize the error of my ways. When trying samples, I really have to brew much smaller amounts in order to have some room for trial and error!

Bonnie

Since there’s no picture of the tea it’s harder to comment on what type of oolong it is. Reading more on either Teavivre, Mandala or Verdant websites and watching their videos has been helpful to me.

Rachel J

Hi Bonnie, here’s a pic: https://www.teatrekker.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/ool-nepal_hh_jade-lg.jpg

I tried to add it to the tea description but can’t modify teas until I’ve been a member for a month.

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Rachel J

Also… Though I have really enjoyed reading their books, I can’t say I’m having much luck with Tea Trekker teas. Could just be coincidence, but I don’t know…

Bonnie

Yep,sounds way underleafed for the amount of water. Some oolongs take a steeping or two to unfurl and release flavor. Having a gaiwan is easier for oolong tea in my opinion (smaller steeps with less leaf) since it’s also more expensive.

Rachel J

Thanks, Bonnie! Yes, I am starting to realize the error of my ways. When trying samples, I really have to brew much smaller amounts in order to have some room for trial and error!

Bonnie

Since there’s no picture of the tea it’s harder to comment on what type of oolong it is. Reading more on either Teavivre, Mandala or Verdant websites and watching their videos has been helpful to me.

Rachel J

Hi Bonnie, here’s a pic: https://www.teatrekker.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/ool-nepal_hh_jade-lg.jpg

I tried to add it to the tea description but can’t modify teas until I’ve been a member for a month.

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I happily reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn with my husband, our baby son, and our dog. I teach over 40 piano students per week at my home studio and created “Fundamental Keys”, a classical piano method book and video series.

My husband and I are vegan and have been for about 8 years. We are enjoying bringing up our little one in the vegan tradition!

I went through a major tea phase some years ago (2006-2009) and had quite a collection and tasted hundreds of varieties. Then I went off caffeine when I decided to have a baby, and after he was born I got into a nasty coffee habit. Now I’ve come back to tea, thank goodness. I’m finding my tastes have changed quite a bit since my first go at tea fanaticism. Really enjoying some of the amazing and deliciously complex teas I’ve learned about through Steepster!

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