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I have steeped this tea a few different ways. But so far, my favorite is gong fu style coming out right off the boil for 45 seconds on the first brew, 20 seconds on the second steep, and 45-60 seconds on later steeps.
I really like this tea. It has some honey/nectar to it. Nice lingering aftertaste.
Very subtle. You have to be relaxed and really put the time into it in order to “get” this tea.
And I really like Red Blossom’s ability to bring us freshly harvested teas.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec
asewonder

I’m curious to know what your tea/water ratio was for gong fu style?

Chris Wilhite

I use a small yixing pot. It’s volume is roughly 100 ml. I use about 7 – 8 grams of the tea kernels. I’ve learned to steep the tea a little longer, maybe even up to 60 seconds on the first steeping. You can do that with green high-mountain oolongs like this because they are greener. This tea in particular has a nice milky texture that comes out with the slightly longer steeping. Again, this is a very high-quality tea that deserves the time and patience.

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asewonder

I’m curious to know what your tea/water ratio was for gong fu style?

Chris Wilhite

I use a small yixing pot. It’s volume is roughly 100 ml. I use about 7 – 8 grams of the tea kernels. I’ve learned to steep the tea a little longer, maybe even up to 60 seconds on the first steeping. You can do that with green high-mountain oolongs like this because they are greener. This tea in particular has a nice milky texture that comes out with the slightly longer steeping. Again, this is a very high-quality tea that deserves the time and patience.

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New to Portland. Love baguazhang, high-mountain oolong, and backpacking in wild forests.

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Portland, Oregon

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