96

Upped my rating of this one today. A VERY short steeping time of 45 seconds or so seems to do the trick with this one. Smooth minerality with stone fruit flavors… yum yum

I have two Wu Yi teas but it took me a while to get my brewing methods down. If steeped too long they can turn bitter very quickly…

and if you are interested in the history of Wu Yi Tea check out this documentary.
http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2011/11/wu-yi-tea-documentary.html

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Charles Thomas Draper

You would figure I would drink a Wuyi today too….

TeaBrat

After 2.5 hours of Wu Yi propaganda? How could you not? :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I received my shipment from Asha yesterday which contained the Pure Heart Alishan. I am on my 6th or so steeping. When I go to work tonight it will be Verdants Big Red Robe….

TeaBrat

That red robe blew me away…

Charles Thomas Draper

I did drink it at work. It is a top flight wuyi. I only have a sample now. I have to place an order….

Angrboda

I was just looking at a Rou Gui from TeaSpring like ten minutes ago. I didn’t place an order (yet) but I made a note of it. You are totally boosting my confidence in that one here, and it’s not even the same company. :)

Have you tried the Heritage Aijiao from RBT? I love that one to bits. Wombatgirl sent me a whole great big bag of it, and I’m hoarding it like a squirrel. :)

TeaBrat

@Angrboda – I have not had the Heritage Aijao yet. Maybe next time! I need to stay away from RBT if I want to have any money left! I’ll check it out next time I’m there.

I’m not that familiar with Tea Spring but $13.40 for 50g does not seem like a bad price. I wonder if they would fix up a small sample for you?

Angrboda

I tend to shop big when I shop at TeaSpring. :) They have the Tan Yang Te Ji, which is my favourite black of all time ♥ I’m out, so I’m planning an order with them soon. The thing about TeaSpring is they have very low shipping and if you order for more than a certain amount it’s free shipping. I seem to compulsively go above that limit. :D
They do most teas in several sizes though, so it should not be possible to start out with a smaller amount. I distinctly remember buying only 25g of a higher grade variation of aforementioned Tan Yang once just to see if it really was worth being almost twice as expensive (it was not).

TeaBrat

well, if you end up getting it I hope we get the benefit of a full report… :) I am new to wuyi teas, I am still learning about it…

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Charles Thomas Draper

You would figure I would drink a Wuyi today too….

TeaBrat

After 2.5 hours of Wu Yi propaganda? How could you not? :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I received my shipment from Asha yesterday which contained the Pure Heart Alishan. I am on my 6th or so steeping. When I go to work tonight it will be Verdants Big Red Robe….

TeaBrat

That red robe blew me away…

Charles Thomas Draper

I did drink it at work. It is a top flight wuyi. I only have a sample now. I have to place an order….

Angrboda

I was just looking at a Rou Gui from TeaSpring like ten minutes ago. I didn’t place an order (yet) but I made a note of it. You are totally boosting my confidence in that one here, and it’s not even the same company. :)

Have you tried the Heritage Aijiao from RBT? I love that one to bits. Wombatgirl sent me a whole great big bag of it, and I’m hoarding it like a squirrel. :)

TeaBrat

@Angrboda – I have not had the Heritage Aijao yet. Maybe next time! I need to stay away from RBT if I want to have any money left! I’ll check it out next time I’m there.

I’m not that familiar with Tea Spring but $13.40 for 50g does not seem like a bad price. I wonder if they would fix up a small sample for you?

Angrboda

I tend to shop big when I shop at TeaSpring. :) They have the Tan Yang Te Ji, which is my favourite black of all time ♥ I’m out, so I’m planning an order with them soon. The thing about TeaSpring is they have very low shipping and if you order for more than a certain amount it’s free shipping. I seem to compulsively go above that limit. :D
They do most teas in several sizes though, so it should not be possible to start out with a smaller amount. I distinctly remember buying only 25g of a higher grade variation of aforementioned Tan Yang once just to see if it really was worth being almost twice as expensive (it was not).

TeaBrat

well, if you end up getting it I hope we get the benefit of a full report… :) I am new to wuyi teas, I am still learning about it…

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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