Recommend Brewing Guide:
|Western Method||Chinese Gongfu Way|
|Water : 17oz / 500ml 212℉ / 100℃||Water : 3oz / 85ml 194℉ / 90℃|
|Use 1 Tablespoon / 8 Grams Tea||Use 7 Grams Tea|
|2-4 steeps : 1 – 5 mins||8 steeps : rinse,30s,50s,70s,90s,120s
|Teapot may be your choice||Gaiwan or yixing teapot may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds
Nap time for the baby, which means tea time for the mommy! I’ve been saving this one for when I have the proper time to enjoy it. It’s not every day you get to have the highest of the Taiwanese High Mountain Oolongs! This dark green tea smells vegetal, a bit grassy, with a hint of sweetness. I brewed it for 2 minutes in my David’s Tea glass Perfect Mug at 90 degrees after rinsing for 5 seconds. A stronger grassy smell comes out now that it’s steeped. At first sip, it tastes more like a green tea than an oolong to me. The vegetal taste is not as strong as I expected, and it has a buttery smoothness to it. It’s very full bodied for this type of tea, there’s definitely a lot to it. A complex tea, to be sure. Further steeps bring out a more floral bouquet and a bright flavour. You can tell this is an extremely high quality tea.