Tea-Village of Thailand Jin Xuan #12 Oolong also known by the prettier name, Oolong Golden Lily
Tea-Village's Oolong number twelve brews up a soft yet bright golden and is very floral and full bodied from the get-go. I used 5 grams in a 180 ml gaiwan with the water at 203f and the scent of the leaves filled the room. Apparently in the 1950's some local ethic Chinese people's moved to Thailand and began to produce this tea in the northern mountains of Thailand where they settled. (Don't quote me on this, just something I heard or read, what do I know?) In any case, this is a good #12! As strong as it is I would venture a guess that I could have used far less grams, perhaps as little as three grams per 160-180ml of water and seen and tasted even more pleasant steeps. This was not an unpleasant session at all, I just think I can stretch the small amount of this tea I have into lasting longer by decreasing my grammage! And I know I am going to want to have at least a few more sessions with this tea before I find the bottom of the bag empty.