drank China Breakfast by Rishi Tea
1212 tasting notes

Ok so this tea has definitely not been a favorite of mine but I just tried some amazing technique given to me by Brenden from Whispering Pines.
1/2 tsp per 8 oz of water, 200F, and 8 minutes.

Now finally I can really truly say this tea has FLAVORS. It’s not like just being hit in the face with a bold, malty tea. It’s sweet, and it is so fruity. There’s definitely orange, maybe also sweet potatoes (not a fruit but deal with it for right now) and it has this amazing clean aftertaste.

This poor tea should not be made following Rishi’s directions. Not at all.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more
JoonSusanna

I’ve never heard of that technique before – it seems like everyone ALWAYS disapproves of the more time, less leaf option. Is this for all black teas, or was it just for this one?

momo

He was using it specifically on dian hong, I think it might work on other black teas too but this one so desperately needed it.

JoonSusanna

Interesting! I will have to try that on some black teas that don’t sit well with me just as an experiment then!

Although I’m a little nervous about what you’ll think of the East Frisian I gave you now – my boyfriend can drink it straight but I definitely cannot….though I like being able to add milk and/or sugar to it…

Whispering Pines Tea Company

It works wonders with Dian Hong and Keemun, and probably all other black teas too. Read here for a bit more info on the idea behind the method: http://whisperingpinestea.com/brewingarticles_files/onegreatinfusion.html

JoonSusanna

Thanks! Keemun was exactly the tea I was considering trying it with!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Keemun is absolutely fantastic :)

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JoonSusanna

I’ve never heard of that technique before – it seems like everyone ALWAYS disapproves of the more time, less leaf option. Is this for all black teas, or was it just for this one?

momo

He was using it specifically on dian hong, I think it might work on other black teas too but this one so desperately needed it.

JoonSusanna

Interesting! I will have to try that on some black teas that don’t sit well with me just as an experiment then!

Although I’m a little nervous about what you’ll think of the East Frisian I gave you now – my boyfriend can drink it straight but I definitely cannot….though I like being able to add milk and/or sugar to it…

Whispering Pines Tea Company

It works wonders with Dian Hong and Keemun, and probably all other black teas too. Read here for a bit more info on the idea behind the method: http://whisperingpinestea.com/brewingarticles_files/onegreatinfusion.html

JoonSusanna

Thanks! Keemun was exactly the tea I was considering trying it with!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Keemun is absolutely fantastic :)

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