I steeped this according to boychik’s suggestion (I think that was who sent me this…).

I did a short-ish steep for 1 minute, then another minute, then another.

First impression is butter? Shortening? Not texture, but taste. Ah, got it – pie crust! Or a croissant. Not bready but simple pastry-ey. Lightly sweet, very lightly. Smells very strongly of pie crust. This is very light. The second minute it became a little sweeter and much more strongly pie crust. At 3 minutes it is still pie crust but becoming somewhat watery, though I haven’t added any more water to the cup.

This is an interesting oolong and maybe my first Oriental Beauty? Can’t remember. I wish our tealogs were sortable by name, not just most recent and most popular. Thanks for the sample, boychik!

boychik

Nicole, I hope you still have some left. try gongfu. short steeps like 10-15 sec. you maybe surprised

Nicole

I do have some left. I must have misunderstood the instructions you sent. I saw that you said you liked short steeps, but I thought the 1 minute was your suggestion! I will try again. :)

boychik

My short steeps are 5/10/15sec.;). And I rinsed that tea too to wake up leaves

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boychik

Nicole, I hope you still have some left. try gongfu. short steeps like 10-15 sec. you maybe surprised

Nicole

I do have some left. I must have misunderstood the instructions you sent. I saw that you said you liked short steeps, but I thought the 1 minute was your suggestion! I will try again. :)

boychik

My short steeps are 5/10/15sec.;). And I rinsed that tea too to wake up leaves

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