How to brew Formosa Oolong


Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.

Postby Victoria » May 8th, '08, 18:32

tenuki wrote: But ya, the tea buyers I know report that the tea farmers in the Gao Shan area all brew their teas with boiling water and insane amount of leaf. And those are the most delicate and green of the bunch.

What _you_ do in the privacy of your own home is up to you!! :D


Yeah, that's why I'm the Oolong Queen!!
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Postby nmrfarm » May 13th, '08, 10:57

hop_goblin wrote:Just my two cents, but I would never use boiling water for an any oolong..


In that case you may have missed out a lot.
Boiling water can bring out more aromas in the tea, and with care the teas will not be scorched.
The best oolongs asks to be steeped with boiling water.
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Postby TimeforTea » May 15th, '08, 23:33

Victoria wrote:I would go 3 mins at 212.
You don't really need 5 min unless its a TKY with tightly rolled leaves.
Enjoy!


Ut oh. I've been brewing my oolongs too long since I do 5 minutes for all.
So only tightly rolled TKYs should go for 5 minutes?? All others 3 minutes?? And how about the second steep, 4 minutes and 212?? :?

Oy. Can I go back to drinking coffee?? :roll:
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Postby Victoria » May 15th, '08, 23:59

Teasweetie wrote:
Victoria wrote:I would go 3 mins at 212.
You don't really need 5 min unless its a TKY with tightly rolled leaves.
Enjoy!


Ut oh. I've been brewing my oolongs too long since I do 5 minutes for all.
So only tightly rolled TKYs should go for 5 minutes?? All others 3 minutes?? And how about the second steep, 4 minutes and 212?? :?

Oy. Can I go back to drinking coffee?? :roll:


I go 5 mins for TKY then 3 mins for the 2nd steep.
3 mins for most others, 5 on the second steep.

There is no going back, sorry!
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Postby henley » May 16th, '08, 00:11

Teasweetie wrote:
Victoria wrote:Oy. Can I go back to drinking coffee?? :roll:


There is no going back, sorry!

Why would you wanna go back? Of course, this is coming from someone who has never liked coffee. :P {bleck}
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Postby Victoria » May 16th, '08, 00:31

henley wrote:
Teasweetie wrote:
Victoria wrote:Oy. Can I go back to drinking coffee?? :roll:


There is no going back, sorry!

Why would you wanna go back? Of course, this is coming from someone who has never liked coffee. :P {bleck}


So true, why would you want to go back!!!

PS: The above is not for gaiwan - for that you must start over!!!!
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