92

My rule of thumb these days is to always rinse any rolled ball oolongs. Brewed at 200˚F in my 80ml gaiwan.

1st infusion: (15s)
Really pale fawn-coloured liquor. Much lighter than the first time I brewed this tea, it tastes delicate, a lightly roasted version of the buttery green Tie Guan Yin and nowhere near a dark roasted Wuyi oolong. Heavenly.

2nd infusion: (20s)
Liquor is now a pale yellow tinged with brown. Perfect balance between the buttery and the roasty minerally oolongs I love. Easily a new favourite. Need to buy more!

3rd infusion: (35s)
Slightly overbrewed but still good. Colour is paler than 2nd infusion. Still tastes buttery

I got 6 infusions out of it before it got too light.

Rating: 92

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Mineral, Roasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Mr. Waffles

I have started rinsing them, too. Not only does it help open them up, but there are some “off” flavors that can be put aside with a quick wash.

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Mr. Waffles

I have started rinsing them, too. Not only does it help open them up, but there are some “off” flavors that can be put aside with a quick wash.

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