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After reading Geoffreys response to Amy about the amount of tea one should use in a Gaiwan I figured I would take his advice. So I used more leaf than I normally do and the result was intoxicating. So intoxicating that I only got through 2 steepings. I fell asleep quickly. The flavor was so much more pronounced. So rich and full. I always appreciate when someone gives me advice or someone else so we can all further our experiences with our beloved tea….

TeaBrat

yeah I surely need to try it

ScottTeaMan

sO, HOW MUCH TEA SHOULD YOU USE IN A GAIWAN??

Charles Thomas Draper

Read Geoffreys comment to Amy regarding the Huang Zhi Xiang Phoenix MT. Dangcong.

Geoffrey

Hi Charles. Happy to hear this worked well for you! Just a quick additional note, the suggestion I made on Amy’s post for leaf quantity in a gaiwan is what I typically do for strip-style oolongs in particular (such as Wuyi oolongs and Fenghuang oolongs, because they are so bulky and lightweight). I certainly would not use the same quantity of leaf for a ball-rolled oolong like Teiguanyin, or say a tightly curled tea like the ones from Laoshan. The weight to volume ratio for each style of tea can be dramatically different. Like for budset teas (Silver Needle, Golden Buds, or Yabao), which are also bulky and lightweight, I would use the same suggestion I made for strip-oolongs. But for Tieguanyin, or Laoshan teas I put in less, like around 2 heaping teaspoons max. These are really just my preferences though. Hope your enjoyment continues, Charles!

Best wishes with the job prospect!

Off to finish my lunch break now.

Jim Marks

It is hysterical what happens if you put too much Tieguanyin into a gaiwan after about 3 steepings.

Charles Thomas Draper

It was not Tieguanyin….

Jim Marks

nod I got that. I was responding to Geoffery’s clarification about not using large amounts with teas like a Tieguanyin — the reason being there will soon be no room in the vessel left for water. =)

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TeaBrat

yeah I surely need to try it

ScottTeaMan

sO, HOW MUCH TEA SHOULD YOU USE IN A GAIWAN??

Charles Thomas Draper

Read Geoffreys comment to Amy regarding the Huang Zhi Xiang Phoenix MT. Dangcong.

Geoffrey

Hi Charles. Happy to hear this worked well for you! Just a quick additional note, the suggestion I made on Amy’s post for leaf quantity in a gaiwan is what I typically do for strip-style oolongs in particular (such as Wuyi oolongs and Fenghuang oolongs, because they are so bulky and lightweight). I certainly would not use the same quantity of leaf for a ball-rolled oolong like Teiguanyin, or say a tightly curled tea like the ones from Laoshan. The weight to volume ratio for each style of tea can be dramatically different. Like for budset teas (Silver Needle, Golden Buds, or Yabao), which are also bulky and lightweight, I would use the same suggestion I made for strip-oolongs. But for Tieguanyin, or Laoshan teas I put in less, like around 2 heaping teaspoons max. These are really just my preferences though. Hope your enjoyment continues, Charles!

Best wishes with the job prospect!

Off to finish my lunch break now.

Jim Marks

It is hysterical what happens if you put too much Tieguanyin into a gaiwan after about 3 steepings.

Charles Thomas Draper

It was not Tieguanyin….

Jim Marks

nod I got that. I was responding to Geoffery’s clarification about not using large amounts with teas like a Tieguanyin — the reason being there will soon be no room in the vessel left for water. =)

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