Amber Oolong is way too awesome for this newb, but at least I'm smart enough to know how much better it is than I am! Roasted lightly and tasting toasty and warm this is an Oolong I will share with other newbies to tea for sure. an easy, pleasing tea with a lot of personality, all of it gracious and loving.
Look at that photo above, that's the rinse in the cup and the first steep, flash-brewed in the fairness pitcher! First brew and will you just look at that color? Seriously. So perfect. Four grams in a 160ml gaiwan, hotter than usual at 209f, and I bet that's why its even more awesome than usual, the hotter temp. Tea- guru and online helpmate, Nancy Togami pushes me to push those temperatures higher and with many good results I happily admit! This is a totally different tea at 209f than it is at 190f.
Anyhoo. My lessons obviously continue. Mountain Tea is a solid source for good teas, especially Oolongs, go take a look for yourselves!
|(Leaves haven't even unrolled halfway yet and it is already fabulous.)|