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2 tsp in 8 oz

This is obviously the style of oolong that I’ve been looking for. Quite oxidized, but no “roasted” flavor. It is a finer version of the basic “Formosa Oolong” teas I used to drink. This is what I love to drink in the afternoon!

It is slightly more astringent than I like, but in every other way, I love this tea… A great, comforting flavor.

I will have to experiment with brewing and also try some more steeps. I went with 2 tsp for 8 oz this time (that was exactly half of my 7g sample, so 3.5g) and the longer brewing time. Next time, I will try the same amount but at just 2 minutes.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Lala

Happy to hear you finally found the tea that you were looking for.

Mercuryhime

I’m a big fan of steeping with cooler than recommended temps since I’m sensitive to potential harsh flavors in tea. Perhaps you might try that too. :)

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Lala

Happy to hear you finally found the tea that you were looking for.

Mercuryhime

I’m a big fan of steeping with cooler than recommended temps since I’m sensitive to potential harsh flavors in tea. Perhaps you might try that too. :)

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