This was the only Indian oolong in the Educational TTB 2, so I was very interested to try it. However, it’s left me very confused. It smelled and taste like nothing. Seriously, it just tasted like I was drinking hot water. I could have severely underleafed it. I did the same thing I’ve been doing for the other oolongs: 1tsp for 8oz. Anyway, I hope the next person has better luck with it :)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Virginia

Omg I think that’s even worst than saying something tastes awful lol. Flavour profile: none.

mj

I know, right? I guess it’s a tea for the flavor-averse :-P

Megan

How weird! Oddly enough this makes me really want to try it.

mj

I hope you get more out of it than I did. Maybe try more leaf?

Marzipan

It could just be really old.

boychik

Maybe more leaf, lower temp longer steep? Just a thought

mj

I did add a bit more leaf to the basket and steeped longer, but to no avail. I didn’t want to use any more of it experimenting though

boychik

That’s how whites usually taste to me unless it’s Shang Tea

mj

I actually really like whites though and they are not tasteless at all to me! But this one….it’s just not there lol

Butiki Teas

For this tea you should use 2 teaspoons at 170F for a 4 minute steep. I’m thinking it was just a bit under-leafed.

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Virginia

Omg I think that’s even worst than saying something tastes awful lol. Flavour profile: none.

mj

I know, right? I guess it’s a tea for the flavor-averse :-P

Megan

How weird! Oddly enough this makes me really want to try it.

mj

I hope you get more out of it than I did. Maybe try more leaf?

Marzipan

It could just be really old.

boychik

Maybe more leaf, lower temp longer steep? Just a thought

mj

I did add a bit more leaf to the basket and steeped longer, but to no avail. I didn’t want to use any more of it experimenting though

boychik

That’s how whites usually taste to me unless it’s Shang Tea

mj

I actually really like whites though and they are not tasteless at all to me! But this one….it’s just not there lol

Butiki Teas

For this tea you should use 2 teaspoons at 170F for a 4 minute steep. I’m thinking it was just a bit under-leafed.

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Tea-obsessed, book worm scientist.

I love black tea, especially Chinese black tea- I’m looking at you Fujians and Yunnans! I also enjoy Indian teas, mostly first flush darjeelings (and a select few assams).
I think I’m recently starting to like oolongs better though- gasp! I’ve been cheating on my black teas with all these lovely, alluring green floral oolongs. Sorry I’m not sorry.
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