Beidao wrote:am enjoying it really much.
If you are enjoying it, it is good tea no matter what it looks like. But, as Space Samurai so graphically
stated, enormous leaves and the stems connecting them are a normal part of some oolongs, especially the rolled types. Some have even more stem material than the example Scruff had at hand
. I think such teas are among the most beautiful to look at and play with after brewing.
Also, I find that the more expensive ones tend to have more intact and bigger leaf systems. $10 per 100 grams is a very attractive price for high quality Tie Guan Yin.