This is my favorite oolong and I am currently testing different brewing methods and thoroughly enjoyed today’s brew.

In a 10oz Teapot:

60 second rinse and discard

2:00 minute steep – lite yellow brew with a very floral aroma. Strong flavor with a slight floral taste and no bitterness.

2:30 minute steep – A darker yellow brew with a floral aroma but not as strong as the previous steeping. A much more robust flavor profile in this brew with a nice rounded flavor with a slight sweetness lingering on the tongue.

3:00 minute steep – same color as the previous brew with little floral aroma. This steeping was extremely smooth and buttery. A nice rounded flavor and a lingering sweetness that left me wanting more.

another 3:00 minute steep – almost identical to the previous brew.

I’m looking forward to trying this in my new yixing and am thinking of buying a gaiwan soon as I have heard it is the best method for brewing a TGY.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am fairly new to loose leaf tea brewing and am already addicted and am quickly coming to find which teas I prefer. My favorite teas thus far are pure green and oolong teas and I tend to stay away from anything flavored or too brisk and astringent.

I am a very active person and have been an athlete all my life which encouraged me to study sports science and wellness. I am very passionate about health and wellness and enjoy weight lifting, running, cooking (and eating :) and of course, brewing tea!


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