RussianSoul wrote:... and hold my hand, please...
I want to try a darker, more oxidized oolong, and someone suggested trying some Wuyi's.
I spent half a day at TeaCuppa site and put these samples in my shopping cart:
1. Bai Ji Guan Oolong
2. Beidou Yi Hou Wuyi Oolong
3. Da Hong Pao Wu Yi Rock Tea
4. Lao Cong Shui Xian Oolong
5. Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong
6. Rou Gui Oolong
7. Shui Jin Gui Oolong
8. Shui Xian Oolong
9. Tung Ting Wu Yi Oolong.
9 samples is too many, I think I will get confused. Please help me narrow it down to 3 or 4 -- tell me which ones from this list you tried and liked.
I will so appreciate the help!
hop_goblin wrote:Go for the DaHongPao, RouGui, ShuiXian, and Bidou Yi as they are the darkest of the bunch. DanCong and Tung Ting are not very dark whatsoever! Humm?
scruffmcgruff wrote:Bai Ji Guan is also not very dark, so I'd avoid that one for now. I tried the Shui Jin Gui, and it was only okay. Their Da Hong Pao and Rou Gui are excellent, so definitely try them.
ABx wrote:You might want to also find some place to pick up a small teapot, if you haven't already. Most Wuyi is difficult to brew satisfactorily when brewing "western style".
You generally want about 4oz or less. When brewing Wuyi it's best to fill the vessel about 1/4 with dry leaf and then do short steeps. It can be yixing or something else, however for Wuyi you'll want something fairly thick that will retain heat. A yixing gaiwan might be a good way to go.RussianSoul wrote:ABx wrote:You might want to also find some place to pick up a small teapot, if you haven't already. Most Wuyi is difficult to brew satisfactorily when brewing "western style".
How small is small? My smallest teapot is a tetsubin 10 oz. I've been making my Sencha in it with no problem. But I saw someone recently referred to this size as "huge" in a context of Chinese tea. Should I get a Yixing? What size?
I was trying to avoid buying new teaware for a while, but some things cannot be helped...