EvenOdd wrote:expat: Oolong #40 and Oolong #8 are Oriental Beauty. With 70% oxidation, it can taste quite similar to a Darjeeling. I really enjoy OB, but I didn't find enough flavor in the #40 and #8 sold. It was too similar to the tannic profile of Darjeeling, except with less muscatel and citrus flavor.
Different strokes, I guess.
#40 is what I drink when I don't know what else to drink -- I prefer it to #8, tho' I can see how someone might prefer the other way 'round.
At the end of the day, I enjoy Oolong & Black teas -- I find #40 gives me a nice blend of both.