I just tried Oolong #8 for the first time. I've been struggling a bit with getting it "right". I brewed it in a teapot the first time using the 5 minute/boiling water recommendation from Adagio. I used 1 1/2 tsp per 6 oz as a start. I've heard great things about it but it just wasn't as flavorful as I'd hoped. (I had slightly better luck using the gaiwan about 1/3 full of leaf and doing short infusions.)
Since I've never had it before I'm just trying to figure out if I'm getting the most out of this tea. Any tips? (Do other people use boiling water? I would have expected a lower brewing temp for oolong, but who am I to say? I'm new!)
And yes, I know there are no hard and fast rules and everyone's tastes are different, etc. etc. Just want to hear how others do it!