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I drank this yesterday – about 7g brewed in 500ml of water at 95C in an unglazed terracotta clay teapot for 5 minutes per infusion for 3 infusions. The teapot has a little stand with a tealight to keep the tea hot so that I can sip it all day long; I was expecting, but didn’t find, that standing candle-warmed for an hour or two significantly altered the flavour – it deepened and softened it a little, but I found that quite enjoyable.

I usually use a gaiwan or glass jug to brew my teas, but a friend suggested using clay for oolongs because I get a very bitter taste with a lot of them (though looking at the other reviews here, bitterness doesn’t seem to be an issue with this tea, so I might try brewing it in a gaiwan the next time I drink it).

With so much water, even with fairly long steeping times, I was expecting this to be quite weak, but even on the third infusion it had a delicate but full flavour, floral with a vanilla-ish hint, and a rich, sweet and quite heavy scent.

A subtle but nicely flavoured tea that’s very pleasant.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaVivre

Thanks for your review. Gaiwan is also suitable to brew Oolong tea, as for the bitter taste, it maybe you brewed it longer,you can try to keep it shorter per infusion.

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TeaVivre

Thanks for your review. Gaiwan is also suitable to brew Oolong tea, as for the bitter taste, it maybe you brewed it longer,you can try to keep it shorter per infusion.

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