I noticed that the preparation information here makes a distinction between light and dark oolongs. It says dark oolongs should use 2 tsp/cup in boiling water for 7 minutes and light oolongs should use 1 tsp/cup in cooler water for 3-5 minutes. I bought the oolong sampler pack here and I'm a little confused on how to brew them. Here's what I have and the label info:
jasmine #5 -- 180 deg., 3 min.
oolong #8 -- 212 deg., 7 min.
ti kuan yin -- 212 deg., 5 min.
wuyi ensemble -- 212 deg., 7 min.
By temperature, the last three should be dark and thus 2 tsp per cup. By time, the first and third should be 1 tsp per cup, the second and fourth 2 tsp. But the descriptions of all four here say 10 cups per sampler suggesting 1 tsp per cup for all four teas. I'm getting conflicting signals here. Can someone explain the best (or initially suggested) way to brew these teas? Thanks for the help.
P.S. -- I'm seeing the same sort of thing with some herbals, too, if anyone wants to help out on that instead of me starting an almost identical thread in the herbal forum.