Currently i'm drinking a lot of Japanese green teas, but looking for some additional evening teas and just simply started to get curious. I do enjoy smoky and spicy taste of houjicha, roasted green tea.
Can anyone suggest some choices for first meeting with oolong?
I would like some good quality one, got already used to smooth and rich flavor of first flush green teas
Tie Guan Yin (TGY). I would get both a greener one and what they call traditional, a roasted one. Both are full of flavor and aroma. This is one tea I find hard to imagine someone not liking.
Then I would find a good Taiwanese high mountain oolong like Da Yu Ling or Shan li Xing, and a good Dong Ding.
Finally, look for a Shui Xian Wuyi tea that is at least a few years old. A good one is a very memorable experience.