getting close to the end of my last bag of miyazaki oolong black from yuuki
After about 100g of exploring, I have resorted to brewing this in two infusions, first pretty long, 2-3 mins, second even longer , not using too much leaf (about 4-5g/9-10oz water).
Tea comes out nice and deep orange looking on first, then lighter shade on second. Its very aromatic. Very chocolate heavy to me, light fruity honey, with a touch of flower and spice. Light bodied, cleans my palate well.
Beautiful assortment of mostly whole leaves, ranging from some buds to nice sized leaves with interesting and distinct vein formations, ranging from about 1 inch to 4 inches, tinged green and red.
Much about its character reminds me of darjeelings.
Another tasty treat from yuuki, in hindsight...I would have not used over 50g trying to brew heavy packed short infusions. It really just didn't seem ideal to my tastes.
Kamairicha Okumidori was very very very nice. I think others though so too since it is now sold out. I preferred it over the Tokujo (though that was very good too).
in case you haven't heard about my love for cheapo Haru Bancha...now you do! I really do love this teas gentle but very pronounced character. Drink it outside for added effect, so balanced and soothing to me. New batch came in recently. (caught the beginning of 2011 and end of the last batch 2011, when it started turning yellow, it was delicious and even more sweet then when fresh!).